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Treasurer’s theft was blow to ‘standing of the VFW in the community’

VFW 1895 Post Commander Ginger Kusek, stands in front of the post at 609 Draper Avenue in Rotterdam Friday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
VFW 1895 Post Commander Ginger Kusek, stands in front of the post at 609 Draper Avenue in Rotterdam Friday.
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VFW Post 1895 Commander Ginger Kusek told a judge Friday that the actions of former treasurer Paul Rizzo almost resulted in the post having to shut its doors. Those actions by Rizzo, who was officially the Draper Avenue post’s quartermaster, amounted to more than $15,000 in documented thefts, Kusek told visiting Judge Frank P. Milano at Rizzo’s sentencing in Schenectady County Court. “The money he stole may not be considered a large amount compared to ...


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