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Andrew Klein Indicted

Copyright © 1999 by The Boston Globe
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ACCLAIMED PROBATION CHIEF INDICTED ON LARCENY CHARGES Published on 04/28/99. Article 2 of 2 found.
SOURCE: By Doris Sue Wong, Globe Staff

Here are excerpts from the Boston Globe story about Klein's indictment. The full story can be found through: the Boston Globe archives and is available from them for a small fee.

Andrew R. Klein, a nationally known former Quincy probation chief whose work won him acclaim on ``60 Minutes,'' was indicted yesterday on charges he stole probation fees and created a $30,000 ``mini-slush fund'' for office parties and other perks.

The indictment also charges Klein with illegally diverting $100,000 in probation and drug testing fees to a nonprofit firm he controlled.

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Prosecutors say on at least two dozen occasions, when Klein was out of state collecting honoraria for speaking engagements, he also allegedly collected his regular state salary from the district court.

In addition, Klein also allegedly billed $3,000 in travel expenses for three consulting trips to a $100,000 Ford Foundation grant awarded to the district court for its work on domestic abuse. The expenses were already paid for by federal grants.

In another scheme, Klein allegedly billed the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence for $4,500 in nonexistent seminar expenses in 1995.

He is also accused of moving funds from the Ford Foundation grant and Citizens for Better Community Courts accounts to provide matching funds for a research grant the coalition awarded the court.

That research yielded information that Klein later used to publish articles, Keating's office said.

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This story ran on page B01 of the Boston Globe on 04/28/99. (c) Copyright 1999 Globe Newspaper Company.

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