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Ex-official admits theft from Rotterdam VFW

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A former VFW official accused of taking an estimated $15,000 from his post will receive no jail time under a plea deal reached with the judge in his case. Paul J. Rizzo, 32, of Woodbridge Avenue, reached the deal with Judge Frank P. Milano in Schenectady County Court, pleading guilty to the charge upon which he was indicted: third-degree grand larceny. For that, Milano promised five years of probation and no jail time, prosecutor Laurie ...

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October 12, 2013
1:26 p.m.

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There should be SOME form of punishment here - if only a LOT of community service.
I also question why a perp should be forgiven the amount covered by a victim's insurance? That is getting a "free ride", paid for by the fact the victim had insurance. Rizzo's court-ordered restitution should NOT be limited to the post's out-of-pocket loss, but the entire amount.
What's the saying? "Do the Crime, you do the time"?