ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's Office says the former leader of a prominent abortion-rights group spent charitable funds on shopping sprees, a Hamptons vacation rental, fine dining, high-end hotels and other personal luxuries.
The civil complaint filed Thursday in Manhattan follows 54-year-old Kelli Conlin's guilty plea a year ago to falsifying business records, a felony. Her criminal case was to close without jail time or probation if she paid $75,000 in restitution to the organization and its affiliated foundation that she led from 1992 through 2010.
However, David Nachman, enforcement section chief of the attorney general's Charities Bureau, says Conlin's spending amounted to "hundreds of thousands of dollars in improper benefits."
Schneiderman's office is requesting she repay all of it.
Calls to NARAL-NY and Conlin's attorney were not immediately returned.
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