Former Leetonia chief Soldano gets nine months in jail for theft


LEETONIA

Former village police Chief John Soldano was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in jail after being convicted of theft in office, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner, 21 WFMJ-TV, reported.

Soldano pleaded guilty to stealing more than $14,000 from the village, some of which came from a fund for low-income families, WFMJ reported.

A judge sentenced him to jail time, to pay restitution, and to pay more than $4,000 to cover the cost of an audit that revealed the wrongdoing.

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