Case Details

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Anselment, Joseph


to Defraud in the First Degree; a violation of the state antitrust law, known as the Donnelly Act, for bid-rigging; Grand Larceny in the Third and Fourth Degrees; Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree; Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree; and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree

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Case Description

State charged former officer of non-profit that provided housing and other services to developmentally disabled adults with rigging bids for repair work. The agency received a substantial part of its funding from the state’s Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. The indictment alleges that Anselment circumvented the state contracting requirements by fabricating bids and forging estimates from companies that did not actually make them, and thereby stole thousands of dollars in project reimbursement from CLP. Some of the contracts were allegedly awarded to bidders connected to Anselment. According to the allegations, other contracts were purportedly awarded to a company that had not even bid, and in those cases, Anselment himself obtained and misappropriated the payments for the work required by the contracts, which was never actually performed. Anselment was also charged with various schemes to steal money from clients.