He created an empire — a revolution in cyber education. But federal prosecutors say instead of serving cyber students, Nick Trombetta siphoned off $8 million in taxpayer dollars to fund his own lavish lifestyle.
A KD investigation exposed wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars at the Urban Pathways Charter School.
The Urban Pathways Charter School Board met this week to discuss a KDKA Investigation’s findings of runaway spending. But they were in no talking mood with us.
The FBI and Pittsburgh Public School District are now involved with an investigation into misuse of taxpayer funds by Pittsburgh’s Urban Pathways Charter School.
There was some action Friday evening in the wake of KDKA exposing out-of-control spending at a local charter school. Now, the State Auditor General has turned this same information over to the FBI for criminal investigation.
It’s the mission of the Urban Pathways Charter School downtown to provide alternative education for underprivileged students, and CEO Linda Clautti has complained for years that she thinks her school and other charter schools are getting shortchanged.
The school’s founder, Nick Trombetta, is under indictment.