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Former girls’ softball president pleads guilty to larceny

October 25, 2019

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former president of a Connecticut girls softball league has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1,500 from the organization.

Charles Pia, of Stamford, pleaded guilty Thursday to misappropriation of funds and fourth-degree larceny, both misdemeanors.

Pia was charged earlier this year with embezzling the funds from the city’s Babe Ruth Girls Softball Chapter and using it for personal purchases, including car washes and utility payments.

His attorney says Pia is no longer the president of the chapter and he has paid the charges and “settled the matter.”

The Stamford Advocate reports the 62-year-old Pia was also charged with third-degree larceny for failing to pay a caterer thousands of dollars that he owed for a league dinner.

The attorney says Pia also paid the caterer.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com