Federal Charges Filed Against Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Chief John Yuknavich.

By Eyewitness News

Published 08/28 2014 11:36AM

Updated 08/28 2014 11:44AM

Wilke-Barre Township, Luzerne County- Federal charges are filed against Wilkes-Barre Township volunteer
Fire department Chief John Yuknavich.
 The U -S district court is charging Yuknavich with stealing more than five thousand dollars from the fire department he served over a three year period.
   Investigators say he allegedly deposited only part of the monthly 35-hundred dollar check, and pocketed the rest.
   The government has filed a plea agreement with Yuknavisch, calling for him to pay restitution of $45-thousand dollars and  resign as chief.
  That plea deal requires approval from district court. 

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