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GUILTY! Online Charter Founder Pleads Guilty to Theft of $8 Million

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Calling John Oliver! The charter lobbyists criticized him for his expose of charter fraud. Unfair, untrue, & it slanders charters, they say. Let’s see how they fit this story into their narrative. Nicholas Trombetta, founder of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, pleaded guilty to  stealing $8 million from the school and diverting it for his personal use. This school was often featured on television as the nation’s first virtual charter with 10,000 students enrolled from across the state, million a year. What to do with the  all that dough rolling in from taxpayers? “In entering his plea, he acknowledged using the money to buy, among other things, a Bonita Springs, Florida, a $300,000 plane,condominium for $933,000,  $180,000 for houses for his mother and girlfriend in Ohio, and  $990,000 more on groceries and other items.'  YAY, Charters!

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