Housing Boss Earns $1 Million to Run Shelters Despite a Troubled Past

Last year, the New York attorney general’s office opened a criminal investigation into Jenny Rivera, then the chief executive of another group, Aguila, on suspicion of bribery and money laundering, according to a search warrant reviewed by The Times. As part of the investigation, authorities have examined a subcontractor that charged the nonprofit more than $225,000 in warehouse storage fees, according to invoices reviewed by The Times and a person familiar with the investigation. Ms. Rivera, who was fired from the organization, declined to comment.

In a statement, Aguila’s new chief executive, Raymond Sanchez, said the investigation showed “the need for better and smarter supervision of the sector to protect New York City’s vulnerable homeless populations.” The city said it has severed most of Aguila’s contracts, and the group will not operate any shelters by the end of the year.

Earlier this year, The Times showed that the chief executive…

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