Former East Hampton Town Budget Officer Ted Hults was arraigned on nine criminal charges, including seven felonies, before East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana on the morning of June 11. He is cooperating with investigators as the probe apparently focuses now on Town Supervisor Bill McGintee.
According to court documents, in sworn statements to investigators, Mr. Hults said both he and Mr. McGintee were aware of illegal transfers made from the Community Preservation Fund to the town’s general fund, despite the town attorney’s warning that such transfers would be illegal.
The charges stem from a year-long investigation of the town’s finances by Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota’s Government Corruption Bureau.
All of the charges involve either the improper transfer of CPF money or the preparation of false... more