NY Prosecutors Get $1M Boost To Go After Tax, Welfare Fraud

Law360, New York (August 19, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT) -- County prosecutors across New York are getting nearly $1 million in extra funding to combat tax and welfare fraud in a move Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday will boost their ability to recover revenue for the state.

The new money, $860,000 in total, adds to the state's Crimes Against Revenue Program, which over 10 years has recovered $160 million on grant funding totaling $90 million, the governor's office said.

Six counties — Cayuga, Chautauqua, Madison, Montgomery, Orange and Steuben — are getting funding for the first time. Albany, Oneida, Richmond, Rockland, Schenectady and Ulster counties, which already participate in the program,...

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