Feds charge Pa. cyber-charter school founder
The EAS, a statewide special district for the worst performing schools, will pilot in the Motor City and perhaps elsewhere in Michigan next year. Both bills passed the state Senate and are awaiting approval by the House, where conservative Rep. Tom McMillin (R) just took over the education committee following Rep. Paul Scott's (R) recall .
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He surrendered to authorities Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, on the charges announced Friday, Aug 23, by federal authorities. (AP Photo/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Darrell Sapp) PITTSBURGH (AP) The founder and former CEO of Pennsylvania's largest cyber-charter school has been charged with siphoning more than $8 million from the school through a network of companies, then scheming with his accountant to avoid income taxes. Nicholas Trombetta surrendered to the FBI on Thursday on charges announced Friday in Pittsburgh. They stem from his tenure at The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, which he founded in Midland in 2000, and from which he drew an annual salary between $127,000 and $141,000 during the years covered by the indictment, 2006 to 2012.
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