Wednesday, April 10, 2019

  

Former school employee and vendor arrested for alleged kickbacks

WHITE PLAINS – Two men have been arrested and arraigned in Westchester County on charges related to a corrupt kickback scheme that defrauded the Chappaqua School District in New Castle between November 2014 and August 2017.

Jorge Barreiros, 58, of Cortland Manor, as a maintenance staff member in the district. Ricardo Jimenez, 54, of Yonkers, was a vendor with the district.

The two allegedly engaged in a scheme to defraud the district. Jimenez, through his company, RJ Summit Services, Inc., allegedly fraudulently billed the school district for work performed by Barreiros and other district employees directed by Barreiros. In turn, Barreiros approved Jimenez’s fraudulent invoices and after he was paid, Jimenez kicked back a portion of the money to Barreiros.

Barreiros is charged with corrupting the government and bribe receiving, both as felonies. Jimenez is charged with corrupting the government and bribe receiving, both as felonies.

Both men were released on their own recognizance.

 

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