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Former Long Beach Councilman Michael Fagen was convicted
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Former Long Beach Councilman Michael Fagen was convicted in 2013 of petty larceny and 18 counts of offering a false instrument for filing. The conviction stemmed from his collecting more than $15,000 in unemployment benefits in 2010, while he served on the City Council. (Feb. 6, 2012)(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

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12 LI officials who stole public funds

These are some Long Island officials who over the years were convicted of stealing public funds to benefit themselves personally.