The former treasurer and vice president of South Adams Savings Bank in Massachusetts confessed this week to embezzling more than $1.6 million.

Peter Zabek Jr., 58, on Tuesday also pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts to personal income tax evasion for 1996. Zabek, who had been under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service, faces up to 35 years in prison and $1.1 million in fines.

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