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PA Police Chief Gets Prison for Theft

If he wanted to steal, he should have run for the legislature

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Apollo's former police chief is now an inmate in the Armstrong County Jail.

Armstrong County Judge James J. Panchik sentenced Paul L. Breznican Jr., 53, of Apollo on Thursday to serve nine to 27 months in the county lockup.

Breznican pleaded guilty in May to felony charges of theft, theft by deception and receiving stolen property, and to two misdemeanor charges involving the theft and sale of police guns and equipment.

In handing down the sentence, Panchik said he was not affording Breznican any special consideration: "Justice requires equal treatment."