22 Sep City Confidential: Week of 9/16/18
City Confidential is back after a two-week hiatus. We’re glad we scheduled our vacation before all of the fireworks at the Scranton School District. Here’s what you missed …
The administration office must have rocked as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro let loose an earthquake Tuesday. Daniel Sansky, the school district’s former fleet manager, was arrested on several felony charges that included corrupt organizations, dealing in unlawful proceeds, and criminal conspiracy. Sansky is alleged to have overbilled taxpayers through his business, Danny’s Auto Body Shop, for work performed on district vehicles. Director Paige Gebhardt Cognetti must feel vindicated. She has doggedly pursued the allegations since they were first revealed by Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s scathing 2017 performance audit of the district’s finance and operations.
Interestingly, the indictment also outlines free services the shop performed for Scranton School District employees and lists a “BL,” “School Board,” as the recipient of a free automobile inspection. What does Director Bob Lesh have to say about that?
Congratulations are in order for the Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, who was formally inaugurated Friday for his second stint as President of the University of Scranton.