Kelli Conlin, the former president of NARAL-NY Pro-Choice, agreed today to a settlement with the state Attorney General’s Office that will permanently bar her from fiduciary duties from any non-profit group and require her to pay $20,000 in restitution to the organization.
The settlement came after a lawsuit filed in 2012 by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after Conlin allegedly used more than $250,000 in charitable funds for herself—including meals, clothes and a summer rental.
Conlin had previously agreed to pay $75,000 in 2012 in connection with her plea to criminal charges in Manhattan.
“This settlement brings closure to an unfortunate chapter in the life of these reputable organizations,” said Harlan Levy, chief deputy attorney general, in a statement.
“This office is committed to rooting out abuses of power in the charitable sector, holding wrongdoers accountable and working with nonprofit groups to help them tighten internal controls to prevent fraud and other illegal conduct.”