Former Clairton manager to plead guilty to theft
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Former Clairton city manager Ralph D. Imbrogno plans to plead guilty to a charge of theft from a program receiving federal funds, according to a federal court notice filed Tuesday.
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 superintendent Patrick Risha, who "obtained by fraud and did intentionally misapply" a district check in the amount of $9,995. The information said the theft occurred on Oct. 21, 2009, but does not provide details on how the funds were obtained or misapplied.
Mr. Imbrogno's attorney, Daniel J. Konieczka, declined comment. Mr. Hickton's office 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.
Mr. Imbrogno was furloughed from his longtime job in Clairton in 2010. Prior to that, he became involved with a painting contract for the West Mifflin schools. Mr. Risha retired from the district in late 2009 and died in 2010.
First Published July 11, 2012 12:00 am