Yonkers school superintendent indicted on perjury and tampering with public records

Yonkers School Superintendent Angelo Petrone was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on charges of perjury and tampering with public records.

Petrone came under fire when an unqualified accountant was hired for a $90,000 a year job for the district. A report by the Yonkers inspector general concluded the man was hired because of his connections to Petrone. On Tuesday, Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone called for Petrone?s resignation. Amicone partly blamed the dismissal on the media attention surrounding the hiring controversy.

Petrone pleaded not guilty at his arraignment. Yonkers School District Finance Director Frank Lutz was also indicted on perjury charges.

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