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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Former Superindendent Sentenced For Misappropriating Department Of Education Funds

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of North Salt Lake, Utah, has been sentenced in federal court to five years probation, including 10 months of home detention with electronic monitoring, 500 hours of community service, and $49,600 in restitution on his conviction of federal program theft, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Dr. Dennis L. Bruno, 63, the former Superintendent of Glendale School District, and now of North Salt Lake, Utah.

According to information presented to the court, from Oct. 3, 2005, to July 18, 2006, Bruno, in his capacity as Superintendent of Glendale School District, intentionally misapplied $49,600 of federal funds from the Fund for the Improvement of Education program, a program funded by the United States Department of Education.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie L. Haines prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Mr. Hickton commended the Pennsylvania Office of the Auditor General Special Investigations Office, the United States Department of Education Office of Inspector General, and the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Bruno.

Updated July 14, 2015