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Former Roslyn School District superintendent Frank Tassone was (Credit: ED BETZ)

Former Roslyn School District superintendent Frank Tassone was convicted in 2006 of stealing more than $2 million from the district, which he paid back, as part of an $11-million embezzlement scheme of school district funds. (Sept. 26, 2005)

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.

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)

Pamela Gluckin, a former assistant superintendent for business
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Pamela Gluckin, a former assistant superintendent for business at the Roslyn School District, was convicted in 2006 of stealing $4.3 million as part of an $11-million embezzlement of school district funds. (Nov. 10, 2005)

Former Roslyn School District superintendent Frank Tassone was
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Former Roslyn School District superintendent Frank Tassone was convicted in 2006 of stealing more than $2 million from the district, which he paid back, as part of an $11-million embezzlement scheme of school district funds. (Sept. 26, 2005)

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Daniel Cifonelli, former assistant superintendent for business at
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Daniel Cifonelli, former assistant superintendent for business at the William Floyd School District, pleaded guilty to state charges in 2006 of stealing $687,000 from the district. (Jan. 6, 2006)

Robert Santora was among five former Selden Fire
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Robert Santora was among five former Selden Fire District commissioners who pleaded guilty in 2007 to misdemeanor larceny charges for stealing more than $50,000 in taxpayer funds. They acknowledged using district money for personal expenses -- such as alcohol and meals for non-department guests -- while attending out-of-state conferences in Las Vegas and other cities. (March 20, 2007)

Joseph Parente was among five former Selden Fire
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Joseph Parente was among five former Selden Fire District commissioners who pleaded guilty in 2007 to misdemeanor larceny charges for stealing more than $50,000 in taxpayer funds. They acknowledged using district money for personal expenses -- such as alcohol and meals for non-department guests -- while attending out-of-state conferences in Las Vegas and other cities. (March 20, 2007)

Jack Emr was among five former Selden Fire
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Jack Emr was among five former Selden Fire District commissioners who pleaded guilty in 2007 to misdemeanor larceny charges for stealing more than $50,000 in taxpayer funds. They acknowledged using district money for personal expenses -- such as alcohol and meals for non-department guests -- while attending out-of-state conferences in Las Vegas and other cities. (March 20, 2007)

Joseph Callari was among five former Selden Fire
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Joseph Callari was among five former Selden Fire District commissioners who pleaded guilty in 2007 to misdemeanor larceny charges for stealing more than $50,000 in taxpayer funds. They acknowledged using district money for personal expenses -- such as alcohol and meals for non-department guests -- while attending out-of-state conferences in Las Vegas and other cities. (March 20, 2007)

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James Spatafora was among five former Selden Fire
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James Spatafora was among five former Selden Fire District commissioners who pleaded guilty in 2007 to misdemeanor larceny charges for stealing more than $50,000 in taxpayer funds. They acknowledged using district money for personal expenses -- such as alcohol and meals for non-department guests -- while attending out-of-state conferences in Las Vegas and other cities. (March 20, 2007)

John Jackson, a former assistant superintendent of finance
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John Jackson, a former assistant superintendent of finance and operations at the Mineola School District, pleaded guilty to bribery and official misconduct and agreed to repay the district $28,902, which represents the cost of patio materials and a home sprinkler system and money he stole to buy sod and landscaping materials for his Commack home.

Former William Floyd School District assistant superintendent Rocco
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Former William Floyd School District assistant superintendent Rocco DiNapoli admitted claiming on two separate occasions that he was still married so his ex-wife would be covered by his school district health insurance. He was convicted in 2007, sentenced to five years probation and 560 hours of community service, and repaid the $56,000 he stole from the district.

Former William Floyd School District treasurer James A.
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Former William Floyd School District treasurer James A. Wright pleaded guilty in 2007 to stealing $777,145 by writing checks to himself and falsifying information on forms to make it appear that the district spent all the money it received in government grants. (June 29, 2004)

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