Former non-profit COO pleads guilty for lying on grant applications

Jacquelyn Gentile (AG Schneiderman's office)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Jacquelyn Gentile plead guilty in court on Wednesday.

Gentile is the former chief of operations officer of the Peter Young non-profit. She was accused of lying on grant applications.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Gentile admitted to filing a false report claiming more than $600,000 in state grant money would be used for a drug treatment center in Brooklyn.

She then used the money to pay employees and fund programs in Upstate New York.

Gentile admitted to two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing. Each carries a potential of one year in jail.

The conviction is part of a long-term investigation by the AG’s office into the Substance Abuse Treatment and Housing Program.

Three other officials have previously pleaded guilty to similar crimes.

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