Also still waiting to get paid by Popolizio is Robert Pavese of Cobleskill, who said he did work on a barn at South Side Farms. One of the victims of the crimes for which Popolizio was being prosecuted, Pavese said he was pleased to learn that his former employer has been convicted of grand larceny.
“Sooner or later, it catches up,” Pavese said.
Popolizio’s lawyer, Adam Parisi of Schenectady, was not immediately available for comment.
Popolozio was convicted last year of third-degree criminal tax fraud after failing to pay state sales taxes on receipts from a now-closed restaurant he ran in Schenectady.