Accountant sentenced in Roslyn School District spending scandal

Former certified public accountant Andrew Miller became the first person sentenced in the Roslyn School District spending scandal Wednesday.

Miller will spend the next four months behind bars in Nassau County jail, a decision many believe does not justify the crime. New District Attorney Kathleen Rice was pushing for a sentence of two to six years for the man who pleaded guilty to falsifying school financial records and covering up the theft of millions of dollars.

Many residents were shocked at the leniency of the sentence, saying Miller failed in the responsibilities he had to parents in the district. Miller's lawyer, however, says Miller is mistakenly being lumped together with the people in Roslyn who actually stole money.

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