- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s attorney general has reached an agreement with former charity officers that will return almost $4.38 million of allegedly misused funds to the Homeland Foundation Inc.

The signed agreement says Homeland will get $3.75 million from insurance and almost $629,000 from former president and trustee Elizabeth Wyckoff, while the attorney general’s office will get $100,000 for investigation costs.

Homeland maintains the Wethersfield Estate in Dutchess County as a museum and gardens.

Wyckoff was Homeland president and trustee from 2012 to 2014 after the death of her husband, president since 1989.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Homeland issued improper grants, many authorized by trustees, to organizations closely connected to them, including private schools attended by Wyckoffs’ children.

A call to Elizabeth Wyckoff’s attorney was not immediately returned.


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