Former Toms River school chief faces corruption sentencing

    A federal judge on Friday will sentence the former superintendent of New Jersey’s fourth-largest school district for profiting from his position at the public’s expense.

    Former Toms River Superintendent Michael Ritacco pleaded guilty in April to public corruption and tax evasion charges.He was accused along with an insurance broker of concealing more than $1 million in bribes from other brokers and service providers.

    The scheme took place between 2002 and 2010.

    Ritacco could face more than a decade in prison when he is sentenced in Trenton Friday. He abruptly retired shortly after his arrest in October 2010.

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    The insurance broker also pleaded guilty.

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