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Bronx accountant admits to 2015 acid attack

December 18, 2018 - 4:48 pm

NEW YORK (AP) -- Prosecutors say a Bronx accountant has pleaded guilty to an acid attack intended to conceal the embezzlement of $750,000 from a nonprofit in Long Island City.

Authorities say Kim Williams faces 17 years behind bars after pleading guilty Monday to first-degree assault. Her accomplice Jerry Mohammed also pleaded guilty and faces the same sentence.

Prosecutors say Williams swindled $600,000 from the nonprofit and gave another $150,000 in stolen funds to a close friend.

They say she enlisted Mohammed to attack the nonprofit's director in 2015 to prevent her from investigating the embezzlement. Mohammed admitted throwing a caustic substance at the woman.

Prosecutors say the victim suffered disfigurement to her face and body and had to undergo extensive surgeries due to the burns.