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Alleged sex offender who ran animal shelter network jailed for two years for bribery

The former head of one of the city’s largest homeless shelters will serve two years in prison after being convicted of taking more than $1 million in bribes.

Victor Rivera was sentenced Monday by Manhattan federal judge Sidney Stein to 27 months in prison for accepting $1.2 million in kickbacks from contractors hired by his nonprofit, the Bronx Parent Housing Network.

Stein also ordered Rivera to pay $902,000 in reimbursement to his former nonprofit.

His indictment in March 2021 came after The New York Times revealed allegations of misconduct that went far beyond stealing money from New York’s most needy.

Nearly a dozen women housed in Bronx Parent Housing Network shelters claimed Rivera sexually harassed or assaulted them, the report said.

These allegations were not included in the charges filed by the Feds or city officials.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/23/alleged-sex-abuser-who-ran-shelter-network-gets-two-years-for-bribery/ Alleged sex offender who ran animal shelter network jailed for two years for bribery

JACLYN DIAZ

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