Confidential audit shows $1.5m in mismanaged grants tied to State Rep. Dwight Evans

    A confidential audit has revealed that the Urban Affairs Coalition, a non-profit tied to State Rep. Dwight Evans has mismanaged $1.5m in state grants since 2006.



    In a story reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer this morning, Evans’ mismanagement raises questions about how the money was obtained and spent.

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    “At Evans’ direction, the Urban Affairs Coalition put a Philadelphia pastor and his aide on its payroll, the auditors found, then used taxpayer funds to pay them $365,000 for work that auditors said they could not verify.”

    Grants included $1 million that went to renovate a nursing home run by Ex-City Councilman Leland Beloff, who was convicted in an extortion scheme in 1987 with mob boss Nicodemo Scarfo.

    The nursing home should have been ineligible for grant money because it is a for-profit operation.

    The report also cited e-mails showing a top aide to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, sought status reports on the grants.

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