Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Charter school chief fined for ethics
GREENVILLE -- The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission has fined the executive director of a charter school for leasing properties he owned to the school.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that James Gentile was fined $7,000 Tuesday. Gentile was the executive director of the Keystone Education Center Charter School in Greenville. That's about 80 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.
The commission said that Gentile leased properties he controlled to the school without board approval. The state said that from 2006 to 2012 a company owned by Gentile and his family received $714,000 in lease payments.
Gentile founded the school in 1997.
From our wire services