NEW YORK – According to a press release from New York Attorney General Letitia James, a man who worked in the payroll department of New York City hospitals allegedly stole more than $550k from the hospitals over a three-year period. The man named, Wendell Lewis has allegedly directed funds from NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center to his personal bank accounts. It is not for the first time that Lewis has been accused of stealing the money but had also done it before in the year 2012.
Lewis is charged with 10 felony counts, including grand larceny, money laundering, and money theft. If he is found convicted in this case, then he will be jailed for 15 years. All over the world, payroll services are booming and almost every organization installs payroll services or hire some in-house personnel to handle the work of payroll. Boston Payroll Services is one such popular name all across the world for its services.
Lewis was assigned some important authorities as he could redirect the direct deposits of salaried employees. According to prosecutors, Mr. Lewis added former employees back on to the payroll and directed their previous salaries to bank accounts he controlled. In order to hide the scheme, he allegedly used the usernames of other employees in the payroll department to log in to the hospital’s computer system.
Mr. Lewis took the time duration of 3 years spanning 2015 to 2018 to do this fraud. He allegedly used 14 fraudulent bank accounts to steal more than $550,000 from the two hospitals.
Trump and Twitter feud escalates as Twitter flags Trump’s tweet on Minnesota Protests
Everyone is aware of the ongoing situation in America. Not only is the country under turmoil, but there are also undercurrents of protests against the Trump administration. The situation escalated quickly when George Floyd, a black man, was killed by four white policemen.
Citizens are calling it an act of white male supremacy, and are demanding justice for George Floyd. The police officers were restraining Floyd for some reason, but video footage of the incident shows a police officer leaning on the neck of Floyd as he asks for mercy and gasps for breath.
The four policemen have since been suspended from duty, and the FBI is doing a Federal civil rights probe. There have been protests across the country, for the cause of Black Rights. George Floyd’s death has sparked riots across the country.
Recently, there was a protest in Minnesota that went out of hand. And President Trump did not lose the time to tweet about it. In the tweet, he called the protestors thugs. He also warned that, as soon as “the looting begins, the shooting begins.”
This tweet did not sit well with Twitter because it violated the terms and conditions of Twitter. It promoted the glorification of violence. That’s why the tweet was flagged, and a notice was placed on it.
Later, the White House Tweeter handle, reposted the tweet from Trump’s account. The war between Twitter and Trump seems to be growing tense. President Trump is calling out Twitter and wants to revoke the 230.
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects the authenticity of the platform. Trump and his supporters want to amend the section and revoke the 230. As the situation gets out of hand, it seems to be seen who will win the Twitter war.
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