Another Long Island educator caught in financial scandal

Suffolk prosecutors say the former CEO of SCOPE scammed almost $100,000 from the organization. The educational group represents a number of school districts in Suffolk county and is funded by both private and public tax dollars.

Dr. John Fagan pleaded not guilty to charges of grand larceny. He also denied ordering financial managers to illegally pay off his personal and educational loans with SCOPE funds.

The accusations against Fagan come on the heels of several other school funding corruption cases on Long Island. Causing further frustration for parents and residents.

The former CEO was released on his own recognizance, but is due back in court on September 21.

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