BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — District Attorneys offices in western New York will get a combined $662,886 to help crack down on tax evasion and welfare fraud cases as part of a New York State initiative.
Governor Cuomo announced Monday that District Attorneys offices in Erie, Chautauqua, Niagara and Ontario Counties would split the funds after applying for a grant from New York State. Across the state, more than $14 million in funds were disbursed to D.A.’s offices.
Cuomo said New York State gives out the funds each year to offices to help their fight against fraud, but it sees a 166 percent return on its investment. In just over a decade, New York State has disbursed just over $105 million for the program, but has seen back $175 million from the productivity it provided.
The funding is provided each year as the calendar turns over.