New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo yesterday announced settlements totaling $600,000 with two law firms for improperly listing their attorneys as employees at the Board of Cooperative Educational Services and school districts.

Under the settlement, Girvin & Ferlazzo PC, which has served as bond counsel on upstate school district deals in recent years, will pay $500,000, end a 19-year practice of listing its attorneys as employees of the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES, and its attorneys will forfeit any pension credits accrued under that practice.

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