NYC district attorney indicts 44 people, nine companies in heating oil fraud

The indictments accuse the defendants of stealing and reselling roughly $34 million worth of oil that was never delivered.

The New York Times reports that the Manhattan district attorney’s office unsealed indictments against 44 people and nine companies, which officials said revealed institutional corruption that had affected buildings including homeless shelters, hospitals, courthouses, police precinct station houses and prison buildings on Rikers Island. Many customers, officials said, were defrauded of as much as 10 percent of the oil that they believed was being delivered.

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