NEW YORK (AP / CBSNewYork) – Authorities say a former lawyer for the New York State Thruway Employees union is accused of stealing more than $211,000 from its accounts.

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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced the indictment of Kevin Clor on Wednesday.

The prosecutor says Clor worked out of his home office in Buffalo while representing Local 72.

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The union represents more than 2,500 Thruway Authority employees, including toll collectors, grounds workers, janitors, painters and carpenters.

Clor is charged with grand larceny; 16 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument; and 16 counts of falsifying business records.

Clor’s lawyer, Jeremy Saland, says the case is “filled with misinformation” and “there is no fraud whatsoever.”

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