David Cohen, the former executive director of New York’s Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, was sentenced to one year in jail for his role in a $9 million embezzlement scheme against the Jewish nonprofit.
The sentencing of Cohen, announced in a news release Monday by the state’s attorney general and comptroller, concludes the sentencing for six co-conspirators in the 20-year scam against the social service organization. Cohen also must pay $650,000 in restitution, the approximate amount he personally stole.
He pleaded guilty in April 2014 to two grand larceny charges and a conspiracy charge.
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