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St. John’s U. Fundraiser Accused Of $1M Embezzlement


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NEW YORK (AP) – Prosecutors have charged a longtime St. John’s University fundraiser with stealing more than $1 million. The money allegedly went to pay for casino trips, meals at restaurants, shopping at Victoria’s Secret and for her son’s tuition at St. John’s Law School.
Cecilia Chang was facing arraignment Wednesday on a 205-count indictment accusing her of grand larceny, forgery and other charges. She was suspended by the university in September 2009.
Attorney Todd Greenberg said his client denies any wrongdoing and insisted all the money was used for the benefit of the university.

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