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Sister Of Pa. Cyber School Founder Charged

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The sister of the man behind the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School has been charged by federal prosecutors.

Elaine Trombetta Neill, the sister of Cyber founder Nick Trombetta, is accused of filing false tax returns in 2010.

Investigators say she deducted more than $90,000 for a business called “One 2 One,” which is registered to a home once owned by her brother Nick.

Last year, Nick Trombetta was also the target of a federal grand jury investigation after it was suspected he got rich using taxpayer money.

The cyber school has grown to more than 10,000 students with an annual budget of more than $100 million.

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