Brooklyn Parents Stole from Disabled Son’s Trust, Says DA

April 17, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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BROOKLYN (AP) — Prosecutors say two Brooklyn parents accused of raiding a trust account created to pay the medical expenses for their late disabled son have been indicted on grand larceny charges.

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office announced the indictment Monday against 39-year-old Edwin Sanango and 37-year-old Marlene Romero.

Prosecutors say the boy was left permanently disabled during delivery and the trust was created with proceeds from a $2 million judgment against the hospital to cover the boy's living expenses.

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The indictment charges that when the son died it was agreed the city's Human Resources Administration would be reimbursed for state Medicaid costs from the balance of the trust. Instead, prosecutors say the parents drained the account of more than $1 million.

Information on the couple's lawyers was not available.

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