Ex-Clairton city manager Imbrogno to plead guilty to theft of federal money
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Former Clairton City Manager Ralph D. Imbrogno plans to plead guilty to the charge of theft from a program receiving federal funds, according to a federal court notice filed today.
A criminal information filed by U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton on Friday accused Mr. Imbrogno of aiding and abetting the late West Mifflin Area School District Superintendent Patrick Risha, who "obtained by fraud and did intentionally misapply" a district check in the amount of $9,995. The information does not provide details on how the funds were obtained or misapplied.
Mr. Imbrogno's attorney, Daniel J. Konieczka, declined comment.
Mr. Imbrogno is scheduled to plead guilty Aug. 9 before U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon.
He would be sentenced months later.
The maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, but federal sentences are typically lower than that and are based on the amount stolen and the defendant's history.
Mr. Imbrogno was furloughed from his job in Clairton in 2010. Mr. Risha retired from West Mifflin Area in 2009 and died in 2010.
First Published July 10, 2012 4:52 pm