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Former Rochester city councilman to serve prison time for fraud scheme

A former Rochester City Councilman has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting to involvement in fraud scheme.

Former Rochester City Councilman Adam McFadden, 50, was sentenced on Friday, February 11 for wire fraud and filing a false tax return, according to Rochester First.

McFadden served at Executive Director of Quad A For Kids, an after-school program available to children in the Rochester City School District (RCSD), from 2004 to 2014, then as an independent contractor for the program followed by a return to executive director position.

Between 2012 and 2018, McFadden filed fraudulent invoices with the Rochester Area Community Foundation Initiatives (RACF), which funds Quad A For Kids, to the tune of $131,163 in imbursements.

McFadden pleaded guilty to the scheme in 2019.