A charity foundation's former accountant, accused of embezzling heart disease research funds to pay an Ohio dominatrix, pleaded guilty to grand larceny and admitted that he stole more than $237,000 from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

Abraham Alexander, 45, of East Meadow, N.Y., admitted that he stole the money from the foundation between Nov. 2, 2003, and April 20, 2005, using company credit cards and writing checks to himself.

A state supreme court justice told Alexander she would shorten a two-to-six-year prison sentence to as little as one to three years, depending on how much of the $237,162 he pays back before his May 2 sentencing.

According to reports, at least $11,000 stolen by Alexander, who was an accounts payable executive, went to pay Through the Looking Glass, an online company run by Columbus, Ohio-based dominatrix Lady Sage. Alexander also paid travel companies for trips between New York and Ohio, as well as car rentals in Ohio.

Alexander's lawyer said that his client is being held without bail and will attempt to raise as much of the money as possible by selling his interest in a Long Island house to his wife, who is divorcing him.

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