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Adam McFadden's legal woes continue in Housing Court

Former City Councilman Adam McFadden was scheduled to appear in a different courtroom today. According to court records, the 50-year-old was represented by Legal Assistance of Western New York in a civil case filed by William Smith. Smith is listed as the owner of a home McFadden allegedly rented on Marlborough Road. The eviction comes just days before McFadden is set to serve an 18-month conviction for Wire Fraud and Filing A False Tax Return.

The Department of Justice reported that between February 2012 and December 2018, McFadden submitted fraudulent invoices and receipts to the RACF for reimbursements in the approximate amount of $131,163.00. Specifically, McFadden created fraudulent invoices purportedly from: an individual for various computer and IT related services that were never provided; an entity that provided various sports, fitness and related products and services; entities that provided grant writing and related services; and Amazon, Walmart and Staples. The funds were used, in part, for McFadden’s personal benefit, including personal debts. After the submission of the fraudulent invoices, the RACF reimbursed the defendant personally or paid the various entities used by the defendant. The entities then used the money to pay debts owed by the defendant.

In August 2017 and February 2018, McFadden created fraudulent $4,000.00 invoices from the North East Area Development Association (NEAD) to Quad A for Kids, purportedly for training services provided by NEAD to Quad A for Kids. Although the training services were never performed by NEAD, McFadden caused Quad A for Kids to pay NEAD $8,000.00. NEAD then fraudulently paid the defendant $7,000.00 of the $8,000.00 that NEAD had fraudulently received.

In addition, in 2015, McFadden owned a company called Caesar Development LLC, which received an $87,500 contract from the Rochester Housing Charities for services which were never performed. Also, for the tax years 2015 through 2017, McFadden provided false information on his personal tax returns, reporting false deductions, including personal expenses, on his Schedule C, which falsely reduced his taxable income. The reduction in McFadden’s taxable income resulted in a tax loss to the IRS of $46,865.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Brandon Gardner; the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations Division, under the direction of Thomas Fattorusso, Special Agent-in-Charge, New York Field Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rochester Office, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia.

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