Funding Will Help Prosecutors Target Tax And Public Benefits Fraud
28 district attorneys' offices across the state will receive more than $14.7 million in grants to help target tax and public benefits fraud.
The Oneida County District Attorney's Office will get over $106,000 and the Madison County DA will get nearly $23.000.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says the money comes from the state's Crimes Against Revenue Program (CARP).
The program is funded by the proceeds from investigations that result in tax revenues, fines and restitution being returned to the state.
Kenneth Adams, incoming Commissioner of Taxation and Finance, said, “This program advances New York’s close work with local law enforcement to investigate and prosecute tax crimes. We will continue to partner with district attorneys on behalf of honest New Yorkers who are the ultimate victims of these crimes.”