BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York attorney who provided legal help to children and the poor is accused of overbilling state and local governments by thousands of dollars and claiming that he worked more than 24 hours in a day.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Thursday that authorities have charged John Cadore (kah-DOOR') of Binghamton with larceny and scheming to defraud. Prosecutors say an audit found Cadore overbilled government programs that provide legal representation to children and the poor by nearly $11,000.
According to authorities, Cadore billed for more than 24 hours of work in a given day some 36 days between 2009 and 2011. Investigators also say Cadore double-billed his travel expenses 187 times.
Cadore was arraigned Thursday in Broome County. A message left with his office was not immediately returned.