A man who ran special education pre-K programs in New York City has been sentenced to two years in prison after admitting he stole more than $2 million from the company.
Cheon Park, of Manhasset, Long Island, owned Bilingual SEIT in Queens.
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According to The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1t7BGJ2 ), he pleaded guilty in March to mail fraud and agreed to pay $2.1 million in restitution. He also agreed to forfeit another $1.9 million.
The 46-year-old preschool director was sentenced Thursday.
Park's company received state and city funds to manage the programs for children ages 3 to 5 out of five centers.
Prosecutors say he kicked back much of the money to himself and relatives.
His contracts with the city were canceled at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year.
Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com