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Former School Facilities Chief On Long Island Admits To Accepting Kickbacks

A former schools official on Long Island has admitted to taking cash kickbacks in exchange for allowing a contractor to purchase supplies with the district’s credit cards.
A former schools official on Long Island has admitted to taking cash kickbacks in exchange for allowing a contractor to purchase supplies with the district’s credit cards. Photo Credit: File

A former schools official on Long Island has admitted to taking cash kickbacks in exchange for allowing a contractor to purchase supplies with the district’s credit cards.

Timothy Gregg, the former Provisional Supervisor of Facilities for the Hempstead School District, pleaded guilty in Central Islip federal court on Friday, Sept. 13 to access device fraud in connection with his misuse of a school district credit card.

While acting as the Chief of Facilities at the school district, Gregg was authorized to use a school district credit card for purchases for the district. Instead, Gregg admitted to allowing a local contractor to use the credit card for his own personal purchases at Home Depot, in exchange for kickbacks to Gregg of cash and materials exceeding $50,000 in value.

“Today’s guilty plea of former Hempstead School District official Timothy Gregg drives home an important lesson: corrupt officials who abuse their position to enrich themselves will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue said.

When he is sentenced, Gregg, 49, of Uniondale, will face up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli added, “Mr. Gregg abused the public's trust by using taxpayer dollars to fund his personal home improvement projects. Such corruption must not be tolerated and my office assisted in exposing this abuse.

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