- Associated Press - Friday, September 8, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Two former University at Buffalo administrators have pleaded guilty to stealing more than $330,000 from university-related accounts.

As part of his plea Thursday, Dennis Black, who resigned last year as a UB vice president, will pay back New York state $320,000, along with $22,000 in back taxes.

Andrea Costantino, who worked for Black as campus living director, will pay back nearly $15,000.

State officials say Black diverted money from an account administered by the not-for-profit corporation that operates UB’s food services and bookstores. They say he used the money for things like trips and concert tickets.

Authorities say Costantino bought a treadmill and made a donation to enter the Boston Marathon.

Black faces a sentence of up to 15 years in prison. Costantino could get up to four years.

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