Friday, June 26, 2009
Update: Columbia University Embezzler Sentenced
John Bzdil III, 35, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for bilking Columbia University's Neurological Institute out of some $180,000, where he had been employed as the manager of the pediatric neuroscience department. According to prosecutors, Bzdil approved payments for medical studies that were never completed and pocketed the proceeds which he used for personal expenses, including his wedding at the Skytop Lodge. Charges against Bzdil's estranged wife, Heather Brooke Rinehart, 29, were dropped.