Scranton, PA (WNEP) — The former business manager for the Scranton School District has been charged in connection with a corruption investigation into the district by the state attorney general.
Sunday worked at the Scranton School District administration building for more than 30 years until he retired about a year ago. He’s now facing a felony corruption charge related to the state attorney general’s investigation into financial wrongdoing in the district.
Gregg Sunday was charged Friday morning with one count of “conflict of interest” in connection with an investigation into the school district’s vehicle maintenance agreements.
According to court papers, Sunday accepted free work on his and his wife’s vehicles from the district’s former fleet manager.
Prosecutors say Sunday paid for that work with thousands of dollars of taxpayer money.
The attorney general’s office has already charged the school district fleet manager Daniel Sansky of Jefferson Township with defrauding the district of hundreds of thousands of dollars by overbilling the district for work and for billing the district for work done on the personal vehicles of some district employees between August 2005 and August 2017.
According to court papers, Gregg Sunday received free work from Sansky. Investigators believe Sansky provided the free work based on the understanding Sunday would be influenced to benefit Sansky. The attorney general’s office believe Sunday approved Sansky’s invoices without reviewing them.
The charges come following a statewide grand jury investigation.
The investigation showed Sansky overbilled for work at his auto body shop, Danny’s Auto Service.
Prosecutors say the scheme contributed to the school district’s financial downfall. The Scranton School District is under the state’s “financial watch” status.
Sunday’s attorney says they have already reached a deal with the attorney general’s office.
“He’s struck a cooperation plea agreement with the government and he’s going to cooperate,” said his attorney Pat Casey.
“I’m not at liberty to discuss any plea agreement. We’re looking at a number of allegations,” said Chief Deputy Attorney General Erik Olsen.
The attorney general’s office indicated that this investigation is far from over saying that it’s in “full force.”
Sunday is free on bail after his hearing. Right after his arraignment, he also gave up his right to a preliminary hearing.
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