Westchester County Board target of another probe

A second investigation is under way into questionable spending at the Westchester County Board. Gary Kriss, the chief adviser to Democratic Board Chairman Bill Ryan, is already under investigation by

News 12 Staff

Jun 13, 2008, 5:18 PM

Updated 5,819 days ago

Share:

Westchester County Board target of another probe
A second investigation is under way into questionable spending at the Westchester County Board.
Gary Kriss, the chief adviser to Democratic Board Chairman Bill Ryan, is already under investigation by the district attorney?s office. Kriss is accused of using a county-issued credit card to purchase tens of thousands of dollars worth of printers and software, which were sent directly to his house. Kriss also allegedly used the credit card to spend thousands on a cell phone and Blackberry charges.
A new committee, made up of five members of the Westchester County Board, will deal specifically with internal controls and procedures. They will further investigate the Kriss probe by looking into management issues, potential criminal matter and issues of public confidence.
The probe will take place while the district attorney?s investigation is still going on, but the investigations will be looking at different items. The committee will look into spending procedures and the district attorney is conducting a criminal investigation.
The special committee hopes to complete its investigation by the end of the summer.
D.A. probes board charges to taxpayer-paid card


More from News 12
1:37
Police: 1 person dead in multivehicle crash on Sprain Brook Parkway

Police: 1 person dead in multivehicle crash on Sprain Brook Parkway

2:12
Warm temperatures with a mix of sun and clouds in the Hudson Valley

Warm temperatures with a mix of sun and clouds in the Hudson Valley

0:13
Dominican University in Orangeburg holds 70th annual commencement ceremony

Dominican University in Orangeburg holds 70th annual commencement ceremony

0:22
Police: Westchester patrol car struck by vehicle in Valhalla

Police: Westchester patrol car struck by vehicle in Valhalla

2:16
Israel music festival terror attack survivors share with New City congregation their Oct. 7 experience

Israel music festival terror attack survivors share with New City congregation their Oct. 7 experience

0:48
DEC says it's monitoring oil slick found at Village of Piermont creek

DEC says it's monitoring oil slick found at Village of Piermont creek

0:28
Yonkers police: 32-year-old man stabbed on Stanley Avenue

Yonkers police: 32-year-old man stabbed on Stanley Avenue

2:04
Rep. Mike Lawler launches bid for reelection in Haverstraw

Rep. Mike Lawler launches bid for reelection in Haverstraw

0:23
American flags torn down outside car dealership in Greenburgh

American flags torn down outside car dealership in Greenburgh

1:35
Gran Fondo World Championship brings cyclists through Rockland

Gran Fondo World Championship brings cyclists through Rockland

0:59
Period Project' - led by Yorktown student - helps raise $6,000+ for women in need

Period Project' - led by Yorktown student - helps raise $6,000+ for women in need

0:27
Officials warn against using gasoline to ignite indoor fires following incident at Croton-on-Hudson residence

Officials warn against using gasoline to ignite indoor fires following incident at Croton-on-Hudson residence

0:32
Hudson Valley veterans honored with flight to visit Washington DC

Hudson Valley veterans honored with flight to visit Washington DC

2:23
Candlelight vigil held in Mohegan Lake for missing Westchester teenage girls

Candlelight vigil held in Mohegan Lake for missing Westchester teenage girls

0:24
Police: 1 dead following multi-vehicle crash on Sprain Brook Parkway near Elmsford

Police: 1 dead following multi-vehicle crash on Sprain Brook Parkway near Elmsford

1:45
 Missed swim lessons due to COVID-19 may be contributing to rise in child drownings

Missed swim lessons due to COVID-19 may be contributing to rise in child drownings

1:39
New Rochelle's Haitian community commemorates Haitian Flag Day

New Rochelle's Haitian community commemorates Haitian Flag Day

1:21
Ardsley hosts inaugural Asian American Pacific Islander Festival

Ardsley hosts inaugural Asian American Pacific Islander Festival

0:17
Authorities: George Washington Bridge climber in custody

Authorities: George Washington Bridge climber in custody

0:49
Dozens protest proposed lithium-ion battery storage facility in Mahopac

Dozens protest proposed lithium-ion battery storage facility in Mahopac