According to authorities, an employee of the property clerk division of the New York Police Department is accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from his homeowners association.
Danny Juliano, 50, still had check-signing authority for the Woodbrooke Estates Home Owners Association, where he was a past president. The 629-unit townhouse and condo development is located in Rossville, Staten Island.
Authorities claim that over a period of more than three years, Juliano made cash withdrawals of $366,380, telling the association board that he was taking advantage of cheap prices for pool supplies in New Jersey.
Prosecutors said that Juliano was indicted on charges of grand larceny and tax fraud, because he did not report the funds he received as income. His attorney said that he was released on his own recognizance and would be required to surrender his passport within 72 hours. The homeowners association declined to comment to the New York Daily News.
According to NYPD payroll records, Juliano worked as an evidence and property control specialist.
Embezzlement and related charges are serious crimes that require a sophisticated defense. People accused of such crimes are innocent until proven guilty, and an experienced criminal defense attorney can help protect their rights.