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Plea deal possible in alleged police charity scam, court papers say

Lorraine Shanley, the treasurer for "Survivors of the Shield," was charged with spending the charity's money on items ranging from Barbra Streisand concerts and dental and landscaping work to her son's defense on criminal charges.

The treasurer of an NYPD charity is accused

The treasurer of an NYPD charity is accused of stealing $410,000 for personal expenses, according to the criminal complaint. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne

Manhattan federal prosecutors said in a court filing on Tuesday that they are engaged in plea discussions with a lawyer for Lorraine Shanley, the Staten Island woman accused of stealing $400,000 from a police charity.

“Defense counsel and I have had discussions regarding a possible disposition of this case beginning on March 21…and continuing to as recently as April 10,” prosecutor Bret Kalikow wrote in a request for a continuance. “The negotiations have not been completed and we plan to continue our discussions.”

Shanley, 68, the treasurer for “Survivors of the Shield,” was charged with spending money from the charity on items ranging from Barbra Streisand concert tickets and dental and landscaping work to her son’s defense on criminal charges.

She was initially charged in a criminal complaint, and the government had until April 22 to return an indictment. In the motion, Kalikow said defense lawyer Christopher Nalley had consented to a 30-day delay “to continue the foregoing discussions and reach a disposition of this matter.”

Nalley did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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