The Brooklyn, Kings County, District Attorney’s Office has announced that a Grand Jury indicted three individuals for Grand Larceny in the Second Degree for allegedly bilking the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) out of approximately $150,000. According to the press release, Jacqueline Jackson, a NYCTA supervisor, John Headley, an assistant district attorney who served under Charles Hynes in Brooklyn from 1991 to 1995, and Joyce Ilarraza, a former New York City Corrections Officer, are named on two separate indictments.
As a supervisor at NYCTA, Jackson’s responsibilities included overseeing a staff of ten. Her responsibilities included setting up independent medical examinations for individuals who were suing NYCTA. Headley, no longer a prosecutor, had his own firm, Advance IME Co. This company provided the Torts Division of the NYCTA Law Department with independent medical examinations. Additionally, if necessary, Headley’s company also provided medical records and expert witnesses at trial. It is alleged that from from 2007 through 2008, Jackson instructed her staff to direct business to Advance IME Co. and to approve billing and invoices to Headley’s company. As a result, prosecutors contend that $98,000 was stolen from NYCTA. In return for this business, Headley allegedly paid for Jackson’s personal expenses including her electric and gas bills.
In addition to the above indictment, a second indictment accuses Jackson, Headley and Ilarraza of stealing $50,000 from NYCTA from 2005 through 2007. In that indictment, it is alleged that Jackson approved inflated or increased bills from Illarraza’s company, AJI Records Retrieval. AJI Record Retrieval assisted in the tracking and location of medical records. It is alleged that Jackson received half of the money illegally generated by the fraudulent bills.
The defendants each face the charges of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a “C” felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison, and Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree as well as Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, both “E” felonies punishable by up to 4 years in prison.