February 19, 2015
By Stephanie West
Long Island, NY – Charles Angelillo, 41, of Eastport, has been sentenced in his role of defrauding the state of over $200,000. He submitted false invoices over a two year period for HVAC equipment, supplies, and labor. Angelillo is banned from bidding on public contracts with the state and municipalities for five years.
“Today’s sentencing makes it clear that when contractors falsify invoices and defraud taxpayers, there will be consequences,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “Ordinary New Yorkers work too hard to have their tax dollars squandered by the dishonest and criminal actions of contractors.”
“This corrupt vendor thought he could double or triple his bills to the state, and he got caught red-handed,” said State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Angelillo pled guilty to the crime of Attempted Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class E felony as part of a plea agreement. Angelillo started submitting false bills to the state for equipment he never purchased. Later, he forged invoices to double or triple the amount the state owed him. He attempted to deceive the state into paying more than $200,000 in inflated payments.