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Friday, January 11, 2013

Hamilton school board lawyers up with administrator suspended

Hamilton Board of Education is lawyering up; they’ve approved a measure to go out for special counsel for a “personnel matter.”
The measure, approved at a special meeting Thursday night, will have the district send out a bid proposal for that lawyer, separate from the district’s normal legal help.
“It’s for a personnel matter, all I can say it’s a personnel matter,” Superintendent James Parla said.
The most high-profile district employee who could face that counsel would be Business Administrator Joe Tramontana.
Tramontana was placed on administrative leave after testimony in the federal corruption trial of former Hamilton Mayor John Bencivengo. Marliese Ljuba, the prosecution’s key witness, said she gave Tramontana and his wife gifts, trips meals and tickets while she was the health insurance broker for the school district.
Bencivengo was found guilty of federal corruption charges in November. He was accused of taking $12,400 in bribes in exchange for influencing members of the school board on Ljuba’s contract.
Parla said Tramontana achieved tenure in September.
You can read the rest of the story here.


Blogger Muhammad Amir said...

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February 15, 2013 at 2:11 AM 
Anonymous William Charles said...

Such a big decision been taken by the LAW.

March 14, 2013 at 8:01 AM 

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