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.