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Former Pennsylvania school CEO seeks to have charges dismissed

It was reported on July 12 that the founder and former CEO of a charter school in Pennsylvania who was accused of fraud reportedly requested to have the charges that were brought against him dismissed. According to the report, the accused man claimed that his conversations with the attorneys whom he was seeking advice from during the investigation were recorded by federal agents.

The former CEO was accused of siphoning at least $1 million in tax dollars that were supposed to be paid to the school. He ultimately resigned from the school in 2012. During the investigation, investigators reportedly seized 2.1 terabytes of electronic data, which equals approximately 4.1 million documents. However, the accused man claimed that some of the evidence was obtained by investigators illegally, as he claimed that he had never given them permission to tape his conversations.

As a result, he requested that the charges against him be dismissed in June. A decision by the government was set to be made by July 25. At the time the report was released, the accused man was facing 11 counts of tax conspiracy, filing fake tax returns, mail fraud and bribery.

Those who are facing multiple felony charges involving fraud or tax fraud may face serious consequences if they are convicted. For example, a conviction on a fraud charge may result in a lengthy prison sentence or probation. Additionally, it may be difficult for the accused person to become employed once they are released from prison. If it is believed that evidence against the accused individual was illegally obtained through wiretapping or illegal search warrants, an attorney may be able to argue that this is grounds to have the charges and the case dismissed.

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, "Former PA Cyber School CEO seeks dismissal of fraud charges", July 12, 2014

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