Jack A. Brown III, the chief executive of CORE Services Group.Credit...Michael Appleton for The New York

Jack A. Brown, who founded a shelter for the homeless in New York City, is in hot water.  According to the New York Times, Brown, 53, has been accused of misusing over $352 million from the mayor’s administration to run a homeless shelter.  Brown called the foundation CORE Services, and according to the audit report, Brown allegedly gave family members cash bonuses, cars, and gym memberships.  The Times reported Brown used $32 million of the money to invest in businesses associated with his name, which netted him an income of $1 million a year. 

The Times noted Brown hired a security company linked with his name, and many staff slept on the job while failing to address “frequent drug use and fistfights.” Brown was a former executive of a private prison in Florida, and under his guidance, the prison was fined for bribing politicians in 2003.  

However, board members from CORE said in a statement that Brown has provided top-notch services to the homeless.   “Jack Brown and CORE have served New Yorkers in need for more than a decade, despite the many financial and operational challenges involved in working with New York City’s notoriously overburdened homeless services system.”

New York is estimated to have around 77,000 homeless people, with that number expected to rise.

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