The Trombetta indictment: A triple shame
August 27, 2013
n the end, it was nothing more than an old-fashioned skimming operation. At least that’s what federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh allege in an 11-count indictment for mail fraud, filing false tax returns and conspiracy against Nick Trombetta.
Mr. Trombetta, 58, of East Liverpool, Ohio, was the brain trust behind the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, the state’s largest. Prosecutors laid out a complicated scheme in which they allege Trombetta set up company after company to siphon nearly $1 million for his personal use.