By Rick Boston
Staff Writer 

Hollidaysburg Fire Chief Pleads Guilty To Diverting $57K in Grant Money


The chief of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company of Hollidaysburg was in federal court in Johnstown on March 26, where he entered guilty pleas to one count of embezzlement and four counts of filing false income tax returns for his part in diverting money for his personal use from a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant.

Anthony J. Dibona, of Hollidaysburg, issued the pleas in front of U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

Dibona assisted former Phoenix fire company member Benjamin Rhine in managing the $5.1 million FEMA grant that was to be used for recruiting new members.

Rhine ple...

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