Federal prosecutors can use three recorded phone conversations between former Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School CEO Nick Trombetta and an attorney when Trombetta faces trial on 11 counts of mail fraud, bribery, tax conspiracy and filing false tax returns, a federal judge ruled Monday. The U.S. Attorney's Office declined comment. Adam Hoffinger, one of Trombetta's lawyers, couldn't be reached for comment. Trombetta asked U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti to throw out his indictment or suppress most of the evidence in the case based on his claim that the government illegally recorded his attorney-client conversations. The judge ruled that nothing said during the 12 minutes of the three calls violated Trombetta's rights and denied Trombetta's motion to suppress any evidence.
Driving those discussions is the fact that two out of three school districts raise taxes every year, most within Act 1 index limits.
Education Bloggers Daily Highlights 11-16-15
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- Philadelphia area — Nov. 21 William Tennent HS, Warminster (note: location changed from IU23 Norristown)
- Pittsburgh area — Dec. 5 Allegheny IU3, Homestead
- South Central PA and Erie areas (joint program)— Dec. 12 Northwest Tri-County IU5, Edinboro and PSBA, Mechanicsburg
- Butler area — Jan. 9 Midwestern IU 4, Grove City (note: location changed from Penn State New Kensington)
- Allentown area — Jan. 16 Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, Schnecksville
- Central PA — Jan. 30 Nittany Lion Inn, State College
- Scranton area — Feb. 6 Abington Heights SD, Clarks Summit
- North Central area —Feb. 13 Mansfield University, Mansfield
Housing and meeting registration is open for Advocacy Institute 2016. The theme, “Election Year Politics & Public Schools,” celebrates the exciting year ahead for school board advocacy. Strong legislative programming will be paramount at this year’s conference in January. Visit www.nsba.org/advocacyinstitute for more information.
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House Majority Leader Rep. Dave Reed, (717) 705-7173
Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. Joe Scarnati, (717) 787-7084
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Jake Corman, (717) 787-1377