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Downstate attorney indicated

Timothy Griffin, a downstate attorney and former acting president of United Hebrew Cemetery, has been indicted on felony grand larceny charges for allegedly embezzling nearly $2 million from the nonprofit organization.

He faces up to 25 years in prison.

Griffin, 54, of Ridgefield, Conn., according to the indictment unsealed Monday in Richmond County Supreme Court and statements made by the prosecutor at arraignment, is accused of stealing the money between October 2012 and January 2014 when he was acting president, having assumed that role after the former president and his wife were indicted by the attorney general’s office for embezzling more than $1 million.

Griffin is accused of making six unauthorized wire transfers ranging from $250,000 to $385,000 to his own attorney escrow account.