Lewis County Lawmakers To Discuss Diehl Case


Lewis County legislators will meet in executive session next week to discuss the case of embattled Trails Coordinator Robert Diehl.

Diehl, who was suspended without pay in November, was arrested for allegedly misusing $3,200 worth of county funds.

While the criminal case makes its way through the legal system, an administrative hearing was held and now the fate of Diehl's job rests in the hands of the county Board of Legislators.

Lawmakers will meet Monday at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the matter.

According to Legislature Chair Mike Tabolt, each lawmaker received a transcript of the administrative hearing as well as the judge's recommendation.

Diehl, in his capacity as trail coordinator, is accused of signing and submitting a purchase order and voucher for payment of stone products.

After payment had been made, investigators said Diehl used a portion of the products for his personal use at his home on Gardner Road.

Specifically, officials allege Diehl used $3,262.97 of gravel, purchased from V.S. Virkler and Son, for his driveway

Friday, December 9, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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