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Head of Queens nonprofit accused of grand larceny

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The head of a Queens nonprofit tied to former New York Sen. Shirley Huntley has been accused of spending $88,000 in state and city funds on himself instead of youth summer camp and after school programs.
    
The New York attorney general's office says Van R. Holmes, president of Young Leaders Institute Inc. in Queens, was arraigned Tuesday.
    
He's charged with grand larceny and falsifying records from 2007 to 2012 in taking state grants sponsored by Huntley and city grants from four New York City council members.
    
Attorney Howard Birnbach says Holmes pleaded not guilty and was released without bail, with the case adjourned until next week.
    
Huntley admitted in May embezzling from Queens nonprofit Parents Information Network. She was sentenced to a year in federal prison and $88,700 in restitution.

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