Pamela Gluckin, the former Assistant Superintendent of the Roslyn School District, has received a sentence of three-to-nine years in prison from the Honorable Alan L. Honorof in Nassau County Court.
In November 2005, Ms. Gluckin pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. She faced a maximum of 15 years in prison.
"This case represents the most egregious betrayal of the public trust anyone could ever imagine," said District Attorney Kathleen Rice. "We in law enforcement must do more to protect both taxpayer money and taxpayer confidence in their public servants. If there were ever a case that highlighted the need for more transparency, more accountability, it is this one."
Dr. Frank Tassone, who was scheduled to be sentenced along with Ms. Gluckin, had his court date adjourned until October 4, citing an emergency health condition that landed him in a Nassau County hospital early Tuesday morning.
In September 2005, Tassone pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the First and Second Degrees. He faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.
Tassone and Ms. Gluckin are among six defendants charged in connection with the theft of more than $8 million from the Roslyn School District. The investigation dates back to February of 2004 and continues to this day.
Of the $2,208,361 Tassone has admitted stealing, he has paid $1,918,028.40 back to the school district. The balance of the restitution will be paid upon receipt of the defendant's bail money, an expected loan on a relative's house, and a soon-to-be-closed stock sale worth more than $40,000.
Ms. Gluckin has admitted to stealing $4,358,743, of which she has repaid $1,976,843.22 to the school district. In addition, she is in possession of artwork and jewelry valued at approximately $60,000 that will be the subject of forfeiture action by the District Attorney's Office and eventually returned to the school district. Ms. Gluckin's bail amount, $24,250, will also be given to the school district. In an attempt to pay full restitution, Ms. Gluckin has also agreed to give half of her school district pension, $21,924 per year, to the school district during her stay in state prison.
Yet to be sentenced for her role in the heist is Ms. Gluckin's niece, Debra Rigano. Ms. Rigano, the account clerk for the school district, admitted to stealing $852,231 and pleaded guilty in November of last year to Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. She faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison at her September 26 sentencing.