Cyber school founder adds D.C. lawyers to his defense team
Cyber-school pioneer Nick Trombetta added three Washington, D.C., lawyers who specialize in defense of white-collar crime to his legal team, according to court records filed Thursday.
Adam S. Hoffinger, Jeremy B. Merkelson and Robert A. Salerno of Morrison & Foerster LLP formally notified the court that they were representing Trombetta.
Hoffinger, on behalf of all three attorneys, declined comment.
They join Downtown attorneys J. Alan Johnson and Meagan F. Temple in defending Trombetta, 58, of East Liverpool, Ohio, who pleaded not guilty on Aug. 28 to an 11-count indictment that claims he used PA Cyber and related entities to grab at least $1 million in tax dollars paid to the school.
Squirrel Hill attorney Stanton Levenson is defending Trombetta's accountant, Neal Prence, 58, of Koppel.
Prence pleaded not guilty to helping Trombetta with the tax evasion conspiracy at the heart of the case.
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