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DiNapoli: Ex-Lake George Watershed Coalition Director Convicted in Grant Scheme

March 20, 2020

David Decker, former director of the Lake George Watershed Coalition, was convicted today in Warren County Court of two counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree and related false filing charges, related to his diversion of federal and state grant funds meant to improve the area surrounding Lake George, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

“From sham companies to fake invoices, Mr. Decker took advantage of his position to enrich himself at the expense of the communities he was appointed to serve,” DiNapoli said. “I thank District Attorney Jason Carusone and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance for their exemplary work and partnership with my office to bring Decker to justice.”

Decker was held without bail and is scheduled to be sentenced on June 11, 2020.