Former Youngstown fire union treasurer sentenced on theft charges

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The former treasurer for the union covering the Youngstown Fire Department will avoid going to prison, providing he makes full restitution for what he took.

Destry Rush, 46, who was the International Association of Firefighters Local 312 Treasurer, was sentenced Wednesday on theft charges. Authorities say he took money from the firefighters’ union while he served as its treasurer.

He resigned from the department in April of 2014, soon after discrepancies in the account were discovered.

As part of his sentence, Rush must complete an alcohol intervention program and make another $8,000 in restitution on top of the $70,000 he had already paid. He has two years to pay the money back, according to the agreement.

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