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Bent Treasurer Update

Tarnished Lawyer Pleads Guilty

THE FORMER TREASURER OF the Woodstock Fire Company No. 3 in Ulster County, New York, pleaded guilty Wednesday before the court of stealing more than $221,000 from the volunteer organization.

Firegeezer first covered this story in October when Dale D. Hughes, Jr., 64, was charged with the crimes that were listed in our STORY HERE.

The Mid-Hudson News reports this morning:

Dale Hughes, 64, entered a guilty plea to grand larceny in the second degree. Hughes is an attorney and onetime Woodstock Town Board member.

After a company check bounced in May 2011, Hughes borrowed $170,000 from family and put the money back into the company’s bank account, said District Attorney Holley Carnright.

"He also has agreed to pay the additional money that he stole, which is about $50,000 and to do that before the date of his sentencing. If he does that, it will be our recommendation that he not have to serve any additional time," Carnright said.

His sentencing is scheduled for March 13.

The Kingston Daily Freeman has MORE.

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