Dutchess DA Receives Recognition from the New York State Department of Labor

Dutchess County DA William V. Grady’s Office has been officially recognized by the NYS Department of Labor for recovering a total of 1.1 million dollars in restitution paid by perpetrators of Unemployment Insurance Fraud since 2012.

Grady’s Office was one of 10 out of the 62 district attorney offices in the State to exceed over one million dollars recovered in conjunction with the criminal prosecution of offenders who committed fraud against the State by submitting false unemployment insurance claims.

DA Grady stated, “On behalf of my Office, we are honored to receive this recognition. Unemployment Insurance Fraud undermines the very basis of our business community, and my Office will continue to work closely with the Department of Labor and insure that those individuals who commit such fraud are held accountable and made to return the monies stolen.”

“This recognition is the result of the hard work and dedication of Sr. Assistant DA Andrea Long, who was the lead prosecutor in these cases.”

Deputy Commissioner of Worker Protection James Rogers commended DA Grady, stating, “Dpt. Of Labor’s partners in law enforcement, like DA Grady, are a crucial cog in the mechanism that’s helping us stop fraud and recover lost funds.” “When restitution is returned to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, it allows the State to continue to provide temporary financial assistance to legitimate claimants who have become unemployed.”