TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Former PA Cyber School CEO seeks dismissal of fraud charges

Dave Conti | Tribune-Review
Nick Trombetta, founder of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School in Midland, leaves U.S. District Court, Downtown, with his attorney, J. Alan Johnson (left) in 2013.
Related Stories
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

A federal grand jury in August indicted PA Cyber Charter School founder and former CEO Nicholas Trombetta of East Liverpool, Ohio, on 11 counts of mail fraud, bribery, tax conspiracy and filing false tax returns.

Trombetta used his position as the head of PA Cyber, its curriculum provider and other related entities to siphon at least $1 million in tax dollars paid to the school, prosecutors said.

Trombetta, who resigned from the school in June 2012, asked U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti in June to dismiss the charges. He claims federal agents knowingly recorded his conversations with four attorneys who advised him during the investigation.

Documents collected for the case equal more than 2.1 terabytes of electronic data, or about 4.1 million documents.

The government has until July 25 to respond to Trombetta's allegation.

No trial date is set.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Show of support for A-K’s finest
  2. Brighter economy drives up holiday hiring plans
  3. Rossi: The series that will define these Pirates
  4. Scots reject independence from United Kingdom in historic vote
  5. EF boys soccer team hopes more players means more success
  6. Range Resources to pay $4.15M fine, close old gas drilling impoundments
  7. Alligator spotted at Cheswick shoreline
  8. 2 New Kensington buildings burn downtown
  9. Pirates hold on to beat Red Sox, complete 3-game sweep at PNC
  10. Hundreds gather to honor ambushed Pa. officer as search for suspect narrows to parents’ home
  11. Harmar to allow electric fencing
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.