Monday, December 31, 2012

Former Flushing Meadows Park Administrator Estelle Cooper 82, - Facing Grand Larceny Charges - Dies

ESTELLE COOPER: 90G short under her watch.

Former Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Administrator Estelle Cooper, 82, passed away over the weekend.  In July she was indicted on grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing over $50,000 from the Unisphere, Inc, a nonprofit conservancy group she helped create.  She was scheduled to appear in court in February. She faced 15 years in prison if convicted.

On Jan. 6th, 2012  Cooper quietly left her job at the park after 17 years. 

A service was held this afternoon at Sinai Chapels in Fresh Meadows and  she was buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery. 

Read More:

Times Ledger - December 31, 2012  -  By Joe Anuta  

A Walk In the Park - August 14, 2012 

Former Queens Park Official, Estelle Cooper, Is Charged With Stealing
A Walk In The Park - July 18, 2012 

Estelle Cooper Under Investigation For Stealing From Non-Profit Parks Group

A Walk In The Park - June 16, 2012 

A Walk In the Park - January 12, 2012 

Estelle Cooper's Daughter In Park Camp Pay Dust Up
A Walk In The Park -  September 8, 2011 

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