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Disturbed by use of taxpayers’ money

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli speaks on Feb. 17,

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli speaks on Feb. 17, 2014. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Something is wrong when $1.6 million of taxpayer money from working people is given to a firm run by a man from Brookville so he can “invest” the funds in technology companies [“Audit: LI venture firm misused federal cash,” News, Jan. 25].

What makes it even more egregious is that this venture capitalist invested the money in companies in which his firm owned majority interests.

I don’t think the bookies would give very good odds on the government ever recovering any of this money.

Gennaro Pasquale, Oyster Bay

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