On Monday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $13.5 million in grants has been awarded to 29 district attorneys’ offices statewide to continue the enhancement of their investigation of state tax evasion and welfare fraud cases. T
he grants are made available through the state’s Crimes Against Revenue Program, which is supported by proceeds from investigations and subsequent prosecutions that result in tax revenues, fines and restitution being paid to the state.
The grants fund personnel, including forensic accountants, investigators and assistant district attorneys, who work to build cases for prosecution. CARP investigations focus on the failure to pay any type of taxes, such as excise, sales, and income, by individuals, corporations or industries which can include complex financial fraud and tax evasion schemes orchestrated by major criminal enterprises.