Saturday, February 27, 2016

Ex-Katko Aide Accused Of Holding Two Jobs With Syracuse, DFS

now-former aide for Rep. John Katko is facing a third-degree grand larceny charge after he was accused of working for both the city and state at the same time. 

Tom Connellan left his job as a sergeant with the Syracuse Police Department in 2015 to work for Katko, a Republican from central New York. Connellan left Katko’s office last month.

Connellan was allegedly paid for working for the Department of Financial Services while he was also paid for his job as a Syracuse police officer. 

From 2011 through 2014, Connellan was allegedly doubling dipping and submitting false records to the state. The Onondaga County district attorney’s office alleges the theft amounts to $3,000 from both the city and state DFS, which regulates insurance and banking in New York. 

The six-month investigation was handled by the DA’s office, as well as the state inspector general.

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