PENNSYLVANIA MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT TO BRIBING NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EMPLOYEE IN FURTHERANCE OF $2.7 MILLION FRAUD

Fraud Scheme Was Based on False Billing for Services to Special Needs Students That Were Never Provided

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that NELSON RUIZ pled guilty today to defrauding the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) out of approximately $2.7 million and to bribing a DOE employee in furtherance of the fraud scheme. RUIZ pled guilty in Manhattan federal court before U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl.

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