MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A Swarthmore man who previously pleaded guilty to embezzling from the Marine Corps League was sentenced to 10 years of probation and ordered to pay nearly $50,000 restitution.
Former Delaware County Marine Corps League Detachment #228 Commandant Alan Staniskis was also ordered to perform 240 hours of community service and have no contact with the league or its members under the sentence handed down Friday by Common Pleas Court Judge G. Michael Green.
Staniskis, 52, entered open pleas to charges of theft by unlawful taking and conspiracy in June. He had also been charged with theft by deception, receiving stolen property and additional conspiracy counts, but those were dismissed under the plea agreement reached by Deputy District Attorney Douglas Rhoads and defense counsel Michael Malloy. The plea left sentencing up to the judge.
Staniskis was charged in February 2020 with former chapter paymaster Kera Kiss, who faced identical offenses for allegedly helping Staniskis cover up the thefts.
Kiss, 42, of Mullica Hill, N.J., entered into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program for nonviolent first-time offenders last month and will serve 12 months of probation.
The scheme was uncovered in October 2019, when Delaware County Detective Steven Cortese was contacted by Upland Detective Cpl. Andrew Nicoll.
Arrest affidavits indicate the league noticed missing…