Late last month the New York State Attorney General charged Kelli Conlin, former president of NARAL Pro-Choice New York with using over $250,000 of organizational funds for personal use, allegedly spent on personal expenses.
Non-Profit Quarterly reports that money was used “for personal travel, the salary of her children’s nanny, dining expenses, shopping sprees at Barneys New York and Bergdorf Goodman, the rental of a five bedroom Hamptons vacation home and thousands of dollars worth of take-out meals.”
“As a result of her guilty plea last year, Ms. Conlin has been held accountable by this Office — as a felon — for her criminal misconduct. We are pleased that the Attorney General’s Office will now seek the return of additional funds using its civil enforcement powers,” said a spokesman for Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, according to the Wall Street Journal.
NARAL Pro-Choice New York said they “applaud” the action against Conlin. The organization cooperated fully in the investigation and has since put in safeguards to ensure such a problem does not occur again.
Conlin was fired in 2011.