Elks Misused $480K Bequest For Repairs, Not For Charity
ATTORNEY GENERAL REPORTS:
Elks Misused $480K Bequest
For Repairs, Not For Charity
In Settlement, Lodge Agrees To Repay $170K
ONEONTA – The Oneonta Elks Club has agreed to make good on $170,000 from a bequest for charitable purposes that was used instead for repairs to the lodge at 84-86 Chestnut St., the state Attorney General’s Office has announced.
As part of the settlement, the Elks agreed to repay $169,162 – $80,000 in a lump payment, and monthly payments after that until all the money is returned.