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Former youth baseball President leads guilty to embezzlement

West Seneca Youth Baseball Association

A former youth baseball official will be sentenced next year after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $50,000.

Prosecutors say Kevin Chodkowski was the president of the West Seneca Youth Baseball Association from 2011-2014 when he diverted cash from fundraisers and registrations to his personal bank account and made unauthorized withdrawals from the league's checking account.

Chodkowski pleaded guilty in Erie County Court in Buffalo Friday to attempted grand larceny. Authorities say Chodkowski has paid the money back and faces up to six months in jail when he is sentenced February 21.

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