Former Rochester City Councilman McFadden sentenced to 18 months in federal prison

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Former Rochester City Councilman Adam McFadden was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for fraud Friday.

He must also pay $265,528 in restitution to Rochester Housing Charities, the IRS and Quad A For Kids where he was a former executive director and stole $131,000.

McFadden signed a plea agreement in federal court saying that he falsified, fabricated, and lied on 60-plus invoices and receipts. He was able to collect the $131,000+ off of that – which was supposed to be in the program.

McFadden had previously pleaded guilty to unrelated wire and tax fraud charges in 2019.