Son of GOP Chairman Charged With Unemployment Fraud
According to the New York State Department of Labor, the son of Monroe County GOP Chairman Bill Reilich, is facing charges of unemployment fraud.
William Reilich Jr., who is a Monroe County employee, is accused of claiming unemployment benefits from June 2009 until January 2010, in the amount of $7,700.
According to the Department of Labor, Reilich Jr, certified every week during that time period for unemployment benefits through the state's unemployment system, despite being employed.
County spokesman Justin Feasel says the county has not been notified about the charges, and would only confirm Reilich Jr.'s employment. He is currently working at the Greater Rochester International Airport.
"Regardless of the fact that my son is 31 years old, anyone with children knows you never stop being a parent. To that note, I am obviously greatly disappointed by my son's actions. I was only recently made aware of the charges against him and immediately upon being informed, my advice to him was to stand up and do the right thing. At this point in time, he has already made full restitution, and he will comply with whatever the judge asks of him."
"I would ask that his privacy, not unlike any other individual, be respected as he deals with his legal matter. As his dad, I will support him through this difficult time and support his decision to return to professional treatment for his gambling addiction as well."