New York theatre organization is a scam
ALBANY — An obscure upstate theater group that receives far more state aid than any of New York’s world-renowned cultural institutions is rife with corruption, mismanagement, nepotism and possibly illegal conduct, according to a scathing report released on Tuesday by the state inspector general’s office.
The 127-page report accuses the longtime artistic director, Patricia Snyder, of the group, the New York State Theater Institute, with improperly using state money to enrich herself and her family, while the institute’s board and its chairman, David W. Morris, looked the other way or claimed ignorance.
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