Former Northport Village administrator Timothy Brojer has pleaded guilty to charges of official misconduct, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini said Friday.
He was sentenced by Acting Suffolk County Court Judge Richard T. Dunne to a one-year conditional discharge.
Brojer was required to forfeit various construction tools and windows purchased using Village funds. He will also be required to pay restitution in the amount of $3,699.30 to the Village of Northport, representing the value of the stolen materials that were not recovered in the investigation, as well as a $1,000 fine.
“This defendant was essentially using public funds as his personal piggy bank, buying construction materials for his own home on the taxpayer’s dime,” District Attorney Sini said. “I thank the Village of Northport and the Northport Village Police Department for assisting with this investigation and holding Mr. Brojer accountable for his actions.”
Brojer, 44, of Kings Park, pleaded guilty Thursday to the class A misdemeanor.
Brojer was appointed Village administrator for the Village of Northport in 2015. In 2018, he was assigned to oversee the renovation of a Village-owned building known as the Plank House, located at 20 Beach Avenue in Northport.
In July 2019, the Village received an invoice for approximately $1,900 for a sliding glass door from Windowrama for use in the Plank House renovation; however the project plans did not include a sliding glass door. A subsequent review of Windowrama’s records revealed that Brojer had obtained the sliding glass door from them.
Further review of the project records revealed that 12 windows had been ordered from Windowrama that were not included in the project plans, which cost approximately $4,404.
On Sept. 3, 2019, investigators from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and the Village of Northport Police Department searched Brojer’s home in Kings Park, which resulted in the recovery of seven of the windows and numerous construction tools that Brojer had purchased using Village funds. Brojer’s house was also found to contain the sliding glass door.
Brojer was arrested following the search and resigned his Northport job.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Carey Ng, of the Public Integrity Bureau.