A UCLA finance administrator was arrested and charged with embezzlement and fraud in New York on April 7 in connection with his former position at another university.
Carmine Marino, UCLA’s director of business and finance services who has held several positions within the City University of New York, was accused of stealing $81,000 from student tuition accounts at CUNY.
Marino surrendered and appeared before a federal magistrate in Manhattan, according to The New York Times.
UCLA spokesperson Kathryn Kranhold said in an email statement that Marino was placed on investigatory leave after his arrest.
“In light of his arrest, UCLA officials have begun an internal review of Mr. Marino’s actions as senior director of business and finance services,” Kranhold added.
Marino’s lawyer, David Scott Smith, told The New York Times he and Marino intend to vigorously defend against the charges.