Residents have the option of sending written comments to the sentencing judge prior to the sentencing of Toms River Regional's disgraced former superintendent on fraud charges.
Ritacco plead guity April 5 to two of the 27 charges he was facing, and admitted his role in years of corruption at the school district, where as much as $2.5 million in bribes were allegedly passed between Ritacco, insurance brokers and intermediaries.
He pleaded guilty to mail fraud and conspiracy to impede the IRS. Ritacco could face 11 to 14 years jail time, according to sentencing guidelines.
As part of the plea Ritacco will forfeit $1 million dollars, his 2010 Mercedes e550, and $8,960 from his home found as part of an FBI raid.
Letters are accepted, not email or phone correspondence. Letters can be mailed to:
U.S. District Court Judge Joel A. Pisano
United States Courthouse
402 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608