Former Yonkers school head pleads guilty in hiring scandal

Former Yonkers School Superintendent Angelo Petrone pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from the improper hiring of his daughter?s boyfriend.

Petrone pleaded guilty to perjury and tampering with public documents. Petrone was at the center of a criminal investigation into questionable hiring practices in the district. A probe by the office of the Yonkers Inspector General discovered Petrone hired his daughter?s boyfriend, who was found to be unqualified, for a high-paying position at the Yonkers Board of Education.

Petrone stepped down from his position after his indictment. As part of his plea deal, Petrone will likely not serve jail time but will perform community service. He will be formally sentenced on December 5.

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