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Indictment: 2 former little league officials stole money

March 21, 2019

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — Two former high-ranking officials with a New Jersey youth baseball league whose all-star team played in the Little League World Series two years ago have been indicted on charges of misappropriating more than $118,000 in league funds.

Tony Del Vecchio, who had been president of the Holbrook Little League in Jackson, and former league treasurer John Lehmann both face theft charges in the indictment handed up by an Ocean County grand jury.

The charges stem from an investigation that started in December 2017 after county authorities received an anonymous letter detailing the alleged theft of league funds. Prosecutors say the duo converted $118,000 in league funds to their benefit between 2014 and 2018.

Lehman’s lawyer declined comment, saying he had not yet received the indictment. Del Vecchio’s lawyer said they were working with prosecutors to resolve the matter.

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