Tag: Embezzlement

She Ran a Bronx Homeless Shelter. Here’s What She Spent Millions On.

During the mid-2010s, New York City paid a nonprofit in the Bronx more than $10 million to house, feed and provide social services to families at a 100-room homeless shelter. According to the nonprofit’s executive director, Ethel Denise Perry, here is where much of the money went: Her gym membership. Her car payments. Shopping sprees […]

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Fake Polls and Tabloid Coverage on Demand: The Dark Side of Sebastian Kurz

VIENNA — It seemed like a miracle. For years, Austria’s conservative party had languished far behind its rivals. Then in May 2017, the polls spectacularly reversed, giving the conservatives newfound credibility that helped them convince voters that they had a real chance of winning. Five months later, in elections, they did. The man credited with […]

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John J. Rigas, Cable TV Magnate Who Pillaged His Company, Dies at 96

“John was quiet, but he was hard-working and a builder,” Mr. Malone said. “He was definitely good for the growth of the industry.” Adelphia “was made up of a lot of little systems stitched together and run as cheaply as possible,” Alan Breznick, a cable industry analyst with Light Reading, said in a 2012 interview. […]

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