A Long Island man who worked as a drug counselor in Rockland County has admitted to accepting bribes from program participants, according to district attorney Thomas Zugibe.
42-year-old Hulen Ginn worked for the county's Road to Recovery Drug Treatment Alternatives to Prison (DTAP) program as a counselor—and between June 2012 and October 2012, he allowed participants to shirk program duties and classes in exchange for money, Zugibe said.
"Ginn admitted to taking $500 to $2,000 from DTAP participants," Zugibe added. "The defendant also solicited sex from women taking part in the drug rehabilitation program."
Ginn plead guilty to five counts of bribery in the third degree, a felony.
"It's outrageous that a person paid to counsel individuals struggling with substance abuse violated both the law and the basic tenets of the DTAP program," Zugibe added. "This guilty plea ensures that he is held accountable for his reckless actions."
Ginn faces up to six years in state prison when sentenced on November 12, 2013.