Dan Stritzel

Parks Embezzlement
2:28 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Second Former Parks Official Sentenced For Embezzlement

A second former city parks official will spend three years in federal prison for his role in defrauding the city of $47,000.
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The U.S. District Court of Eastern Missouri has sentenced a former St. Louis city official to three years in federal prison for embezzlement. 

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Parks Embezzlement Sentencing
5:29 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Sentencing Set For Former High-Level St. Louis Parks Officials Who Stole $465,000

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One of two men who admitted to stealing more than $450,000 from the St. Louis city parks department will learn tomorrow how much time he’ll spend in jail.

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3:41 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

2 St. Louis Officials Accused Of Stealing $465,000 In City Funds

An extreme closeup of U.S. currency.
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Two St. Louis officials are facing federal charges that they stole nearly a half million dollars in city funds over the past eight years.

A federal grand jury indicted 43-year-old Thomas "Dan" Stritzel, the city's chief park ranger, and 55-year-old deputy parks commissioner Joseph Vacca.

The indictment released Thursday accuses each man of three mail-fraud counts, alleging they men used various schemes to spend the stolen money on vehicle leases, credit card bills and other expenses.

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