Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ex-School IT Director Faces Trial on Wiretapping Charge

PA - The former technology director for Easton Area School District accused of secretly recording a private meeting will face trial in Northampton County Court.

Thomas Drago, 54, acknowledged at a hearing Tuesday that prosecutors have enough evidence to merit a wiretap violation charge. Drago's attorney, Philip Lauer said his client will apply for a first-time offender's program. Drago remains free on $50,000 unsecured bail.

In August, Drago surrendered to authorities for allegedly recording a conversation with school officials without their permission. Drago, 54, of Bushkill Township resigned shortly before an internal probe this year uncovered nude photos on his work computer. (more)