According to NBC CT, Ronald Culmo turned himself into Derby police after being charged with stealing funds from a local organization to pay for porn and gambling.

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The 69-year-old surrendered to authorities on February 24 and was charged with first-degree larceny and was released on $100,000 bond. It's alleged that, as the treasurer for Derby's Adriatic Marchegain Club, Culmo skimmed funds from the treasury and used it to pay for adult entertainment websites and gambling at Mohegan Sun. Culmo is accused to have taken over $100,000.

He is scheduled to be in court tomorrow (March 10).

I looked into it and it turns out this Adriatic Marchegain Club is an Italian-American Fraternal organization that provides entertainment for its members while encouraging and facilitating philanthropy.

Members told the press they had no idea of Culmo's alleged activities until they looked through the finances to prepare for a renovation on their Hawthorne Avenue facility.

That's a PR hit for this community organization. The Adriatic Marchegain Club's own website states they promote "honesty, brotherhood, love and respect" while encouraging "humanitarian ideals." As far as I can tell, their message is not one of pornography and gambling.

We spoke about this yesterday on the Ethan and Lou Show.

This is the way of the world, no matter the intentions of the group, we all somehow end up paying for the weaknesses of a handful of people who can't (allegedly) keep it together. You like porn and gambling? Cool homie, but you should pay your own freight and not make it everyone else's issue (allegedly).

Who among us can say they haven't done a naked lady web search? Who among us can say they have not made a wager? We all like to let off steam here and there. What you cannot do is let a family based, community organization get dragged through the mud because you want high-definition premium porn.

Be a grownup and enjoy the millions of free adult videos or pay for the premium stuff out of your own pocket.

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