TOMS RIVER-Charged with stealing approximately $118,000 from the Little League baseball and softball program at Holbrook Little League, former league president Anthony DelVecchio and Treasurer John Lehman are working on plea bargains, according to a report in the Asbury Park Press.
Judge Linda Baxter who is presiding over the case announced that the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and the defendants will be negotiating an agreement before the case is sent to a grand jury for indictment.
The pair stood before Judge Baxter last Wednesday.
“Mr. DelVecchio, we’re going to mark your matter as referred to grand jury, with current offer preserved pending presentation to the grand jury,” Judge Baxter said. “If the grand jury returns an indictment, then you’ll receive a different and less favorable plea offer than this offer.”
Mike Davis, in that article stated the league has had their 501c3 non-profit charity status revoked in light of the investigation and charges against the two former board members.
In February, DelVecchio and Lehman were both charged with converting over $118,000 in league funds to their own personal benefit between 2014 and 2018.