Judge rejects plea deal for retired school chief

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A federal judge has rejected a plea agreement for a retired northeastern Pennsylvania school administrator charged with misusing public funds.

Fred Rosetti of Archbald led the Northeast Educational Intermediate Unit No. 19 from 1998 until his retirement in 2010. Authorities say Mr. Rosetti sought reimbursement for travel that never occurred and received a cash payout for vacation, sick and personal days that he used but didn't report.

His October guilty plea to theft and mail fraud called for a sentence of 12 to 18 months in prison.

But Judge Robert D. Mariani ruled Friday that Mr. Rosetti's plea agreement does "not reflect the seriousness of the offense" nor provide "just punishment."

The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports that Mr. Rosetti will be given the opportunity to withdraw his plea and head to trial. If he sticks with the plea, the judge will sentence him in March.

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