Air Force fire chief pleads guilty

  • Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Published: 11/28/2016 12:00 AM

The former chief of fire service for the U.S. Air Force has pleaded guilty to two federal crimes, one for mishandling a defense contract and one for stealing more than $100,000 raised for charity and using it for gambling, vacations and to pay off personal credit cards, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. According to a news release and court records: James E. Podolske Jr., 59, of Panama City, Fla., was in charge of organizing an awards banquet and golf outing that coincided with the International Association of Fire Chiefs' annual conferences from 2009 to 2012.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe