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Liebich, led charities, faced legal tangles, dies at 68

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Local businessman and philanthropist Richard C. Liebich died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 68. The Stillwater man left behind a wife, son, siblings, extended family and a legacy as a big-hearted philanthropist whose foundations have furthered science and education throughout the Capital Region. But it was these foundations, and several of Liebich’s businesses as well that would later be overcome by financial and legal troubles that persisted until his death. Liebich was born ...

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August 29, 2012
8:30 a.m.

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I don't mind investigative reporting on my father, even at the time of his death - as I told the Times Union's Larry Rulison yesterday, I understand and appreciate that local investigative reporters have a job to do - but this is, at best, amateurish investigation and reporting. There is at least one inaccuracy in this report, based on publicly available information, that even your own newspaper has previously gotten correct. Other than that, it's a rehash of his obituary. Since I wrote the obituary, I believe you owe me a drink the next time I'm in the capital region for writing half of your "story" for you.

While my father referred to the Times Union as "the goddamned Times Union" around our house, perhaps it's even more telling that he didn't respect your paper enough to even comment on it.

Best regards,
Adam Scavone