Nos Quedamos and two related entities, NQ Development LLC, and NQ Management Inc. apparently were the piggy banks to its executive director. Yolanda Gonzalez, worked from 2005 to 2011 as its executive director and was arrested on on charges that she stole nearly $900,000 from the group to pay for personal expenses, including a new $29,000 Toyota Sienna and trips to department stores, jewelry stores, nail salons and movie theaters.
Nos Quedamos and the other two related entities is a housing and social service organization to help residents in the Melrose section of the Bronx from being pushed out by redevelopment efforts. Ms. Gonzalez was charged with grand larceny, attempted grand larceny and falsifying business records at an arraignment in State Supreme Court in the Bronx.
Joseph Ingenito, the former chief financial officer of Nos Quedamos, was also charged at the arraignment with falsifying business records. The attorney general’s office said that Mr. Ingenito helped Ms. Gonzalez conceal the thefts by misrepresenting information in financial documents.
New York state attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman started investigating Ms. Gonzalez in early 2011 after receiving a complaint from some Nos Quedamos board members about funds that were missing or misappropriated from the group’s bank accounts. Ms. Gonzalez was removed by the organization’s board amid complaints that she was hiring relatives and questions of financial irregularities.
If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 5 to 15 years in prison, the attorney general’s office said. (source)
This is the latest of a series of New York embezzlements that have amounted to millions of dollars.
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