Monday, February 18, 2008

Bklink: Sunset Park Nonprofit

"A Brooklyn agency that's supposed to help the disabled spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money on fancy cars, flat-panel TVs, business trips and a $100,000 no-show job for the director's close friend, a report charges. Despite the scathing findings, the Sunset Park group's longtime executive director, Seibert Phillips - who lied about his education credentials and allegedly let his son, who lives in Atlanta, rack up nearly $18,000 in gas charges on an agency credit card - is still at the agency. Most of the board members at the Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People in Need (SPIN) are also still in place - even though many are longtime Phillips cronies who failed for years to rein in the lavish spending..."--NYDN

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