Former Little League President Pleads Guilty

Modified: December 20, 2016 2:46pm

12/16/2016

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr announces that 46-year-old Kevin Chodkowski of West Seneca has pleaded guilty to Attempted Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree in front of Erie County Court Judge Thomas P. Franczyk. 

Chodkowski, while serving as President of the West Seneca Youth Baseball Association from 2011-2014, embezzled approximately $49,000 by making unauthorized withdrawals from its Evans Bank checking account and diverting cash from its registrations and fundraisers into his personal bank account. 

Chodkowski has made full restitution and faces up to six months in jail and five years probation when he is sentenced on February 21, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. by Judge Franczyk. 

Acting DA Flaherty commends the investigative work of Tim McPoland of Freed Maxick accounting firm, West Seneca Police Detective Ken Morano and the DA’s Confidential Criminal Investigator Michael P. Nigrelli. 

Assistant District Attorney Christopher P. Jurusik in DA Flaherty’s Special Investigations and Prosecutions Bureau prosecuted the case.