Yonkers school superintendent, aides subpoenaed by district attorney's office

The criminal probe into the Yonkers School District expanded Friday when the superintendent and five of his top aides were subpoenaed by the Westchester district attorney?s office.

Yonkers School Superintendent Angelo Petrone came under fire when it was revealed he circumvented civil service laws to get a family friend hired as an accountant with the school. Westchester District Attorney Jeanine Pirro subpoenaed Petrone and five of his aides to appear before a grand jury on June 15 in connection with that hiring scandal. However, the school district?s spokeswoman says the subpoenas do not indicate the nature of the investigation.

The news is welcomed by those who have called for Petrone?s resignation due to the scandal. Some Yonkers council members say they are glad the district attorney is looking into any criminal wrongdoing with the board.

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