NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general says three Long Island charities and a fundraising company that failed to dole out most of the donations they collected have agreed to a settlement.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says an accountant is also part of the $500,000 settlement announced Monday.
The groups are identified as Bi-County Helpline for Abuse Against Women and Children; Long Island Responds; and Breast Cancer Funds for Research.
Schneiderman calls them "sham charities."
But attorneys for the women who headed the groups tell Newsday (http://bit.ly/1kLsbfp ) that they had good intentions.
The agreement requires court approval.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com