Former Yonkers school superintendent faces felony charges in court

The former Yonkers school superintendent appeared in the county courthouse in White Plains Thursday to face felony perjury and document tampering charges.

On Wednesday, Angelo Petrone resigned from his job as superintendent and was indicted by a grand jury investigating the hiring scandal. A report by the Yonkers inspector general found an unqualified accountant was hired by the district because of his connections to Petrone. The grand jury indicted Petrone and Yonkers Finance Director Frank Lutz on perjury charges.

Petrone apologized to the parents and students in the district Thursday. Petrone?s attorney says he doesn?t think the case will go to trial. Both Petrone and Lutz were released without bail.

Meanwhile, the Westchester district attorney says the investigation is far from over. A spokesperson for the Yonkers mayor confirms some city employees have also been subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury.

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