Mass. Health Clinic Official Charged With Stealing

A payroll consultant for an inner-city health clinic in Boston has been accused of stealing $750,000 from the facility to fund his lavish lifestyle.

Prosecutors say 33-year-old Nzeribe McKenzie of Cambridge was indicted Monday on multiple counts of larceny and making false entries on corporate books. He will be arraigned May 25.

Authorities say from 2003 to 2008, McKenzie's actions put the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center in Dorchester on the verge of financial collapse. Meanwhile, he was living in a penthouse and driving a Lamborghini.

Things got so bad the clinic that provides health care to low-income families nearly closed.

The medical center's current executive director tells The Boston Globe he hopes a "dark chapter" has closed.

Neither McKenzie nor his lawyer could be reached for comment.

This program aired on May 10, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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