From the Queens Courier:
A former Artistic Director of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA) has pleaded guilty to a minor violation and agreed to 140 hours of community service for padding his expense account.
Harvey Seifter, 55, of 230 East 48th Street in Manhattan, had been charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property after being arrested by police of the 102nd Precinct in early February.
If convicted, he would have faced seven years in prison.
Instead, Seifter was allowed to plead guilty to disorderly conduct and given a conditional discharge, after pledging to make restitution of $7,233.49 to FCCA and Americans for the Arts, a Manhattan-based non-profit that had hired him as a consultant.
Under the terms of the plea bargain, if Seifter makes good on the conditions and stays out of trouble for a year, the case will be sealed and he will “basically have no criminal record,” according to the DA’s office.