US Says Seedco Scammed $8M In NYC Job Assistance Funds

Law360, New York (May 23, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. on Tuesday intervened in an employee whistleblower suit accusing nonprofit Structured Employment Economic Development Corp. of fraudulently collecting over $8 million in federal funds for job placement assistance to unemployed and underemployed New York City residents that was never provided.

The government said former managers at the agency, known as Seedco, filed hundreds, if not thousands, of phony job placements through two career centers it operated through New York City’s Department of Small Business Services over a three-year period. SBS receives federal funding through...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America ex rel, et al v. Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Alvin K. Hellerstein

Date Filed

September 14, 2011

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