Joseph Vacca http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Second Former Parks Official Sentenced For Embezzlement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/second-former-parks-official-sentenced-embezzlement <p>The U.S. District Court of Eastern Missouri has sentenced a former St. Louis city official to three years in federal prison for embezzlement.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:28:30 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33284 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Second Former Parks Official Sentenced For Embezzlement Vacca Gets Three Years For Parks Fraud http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/vacca-gets-three-years-parks-fraud <p>The former deputy parks commissioner for St. Louis city will spend three years in federal prison for his role in a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-parks-department-vows-changes-after-465000-fraud">scheme that defrauded the city</a> of more than $470,000.</p><p>Joseph Vacca&nbsp;did not speak at today's sentencing hearing except to answer questions from Judge Carol Jackson, who rejected a request from Vacca's attorney for a lighter sentence.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 03:25:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 32430 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Vacca Gets Three Years For Parks Fraud Sentencing Set For Former High-Level St. Louis Parks Officials Who Stole $465,000 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sentencing-set-former-high-level-st-louis-parks-officials-who-stole-465000 <p>One of two men who admitted to <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-parks-department-vows-changes-after-465000-fraud">stealing more than $450,000</a> from the St. Louis city parks department will learn tomorrow how much time he’ll spend in jail.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:29:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 32387 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sentencing Set For Former High-Level St. Louis Parks Officials Who Stole $465,000 2 St. Louis Officials Accused Of Stealing $465,000 In City Funds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/2-st-louis-officials-accused-stealing-465000-city-funds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two St. Louis officials are facing federal charges that they stole nearly a half million dollars in city funds over the past eight years.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal grand jury indicted 43-year-old Thomas "Dan" </span>Stritzel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the city's chief park ranger, and 55-year-old deputy parks commissioner Joseph </span>Vacca<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 20:41:37 +0000 The Associated Press 26467 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 2 St. Louis Officials Accused Of Stealing $465,000 In City Funds