AG settles complaint vs. abortion-rights leader
Updated: Friday, February 14 2014, 02:10 PM EST
Albany, N.Y. (AP) - The New York attorney general's office has reached a $20,000 settlement with the ex-leader of an abortion-rights group who was accused of spending charitable funds on personal items.
The civil complaint filed in 2012 followed Kelli Conlin's guilty plea a year earlier to falsifying business records, a case where she paid $75,000 in restitution to NARAL Pro-Choice New York and its affiliated foundation that she led from 1992 through 2010.
Claiming Conlin's misspending amounted to $250,000, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman requested she repay all of it, plus interest and legal costs.
The settlement announced Friday requires Conlin to pay $20,000 restitution and never again be an officer of a New York nonprofit. She'll also drop her claim of a hostile work environment against her ex-employers.
Conlin did not initially reply to a request for comment.