Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino received almost $16,000 of federal disaster relief for which he was not eligible, a lawsuit filed in state court alleges.
The Housing Trust Fund Corp., a New York State agency that administers the funds, said in the lawsuit filed in September in State Supreme Court in Mineola that Saladino failed to disclose a homeowner’s insurance settlement for damage from superstorm Sandy to his primary residence in Massapequa. The settlement made him ineligible for a $15,803 New York Rising Housing Recovery Program grant he received in 2015, according to the complaint.
On Monday, staff from New York State Homes and Community Renewal, the department overseeing the recovery program and the Housing Trust Fund Corp., said that neither Saladino nor his representatives had responded to the agency and the litigation was continuing.
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