New York adventure park owner pleads guilty to pilfering $3M in federal coronavirus aid
Thu, May 25, 2023 7:14 PM
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — The owner of a New York adventure park on Long Island has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining more than $3 million in federal coronavirus aid and spending it on himself, including a home on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket. Donald Finley entered guilty pleas to fraud charges Thursday in federal court in Central Islip, New York. Prosecutors say he submitted bogus applications for coronavirus aid and spent it on personal expenses. Finley owns the Bayville Adventure Park on Long Island's north shore. He also agreed to pay more than $3 million in restitution and a fine of up to $1.25 million. Sentencing is set for November.