Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bronx Nonprofit Director Accused Of Bribery

An employee at a Bronx, N.Y. nonprofit that manages apartments for poor people, was arrested yesterday on charges of bribery, according to federal authorities.

Satnarine Seebachan, the program director of Bronx Shepherds Restoration Corp., is accused of accepting $100,000 from contractors doing business with the nonprofit. The money was allegedly used to make numerous improvements to his home in Glen Cove, Long Island, according to The New York Daily News.

The indictment presented by federal authorities quotes Saeebachan as allegedly telling one contractor that he would "make it worth his while" by giving out Bronx Shepherds contracts if he performed the free work on his home. The work done on the house included installing marble floors in the foyer, bathroom, and kitchen in 2006 and 2010.

Seebachan pleaded not guilty in a Manhattan Federal Court Monday  and was released on $50,000 bond. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

You can read the full story in The New York Daily News.

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