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RITACCO PLEA: What Do You Think?

Former Toms River superintendent pleads guilty to federal charges

The prosecution of former Toms River Regional Schools Superintendent Michael J. Ritacco appears to nearing its conclusion, as he , officials said.

, Ritacco allegedly admitted his role in years of corruption where millions in bribes were said to be passed between the superintendent, insurance brokers and other intermediaries.

Now that he faces sentencing, we want to know: What do you think? Are you pleased Ritacco has admitted wrongdoing? Do you think he should have pushed for his day in court? Does the guilty plea close a sad chapter in the history of the Toms River School District? 

Vote in our poll and leave your comments below.

10% Tax Cut NOW April 07, 2012 at 01:44 AM
You mean the buddle that was built with out going out to bid and again this Board of Education did nothing, these Board Members should be held accountable
charlotte April 07, 2012 at 01:17 PM
It is difficult to believe that he operated in a vacuum. Are any others under investigation? Bet he does less that 2 years and the investigation ends with him. Discouraging as we pay rent to the state in the form of property taxes.
patg April 08, 2012 at 02:26 AM
i cant beleve how arragent you people are i dont hear anything from you idiots talking about all the great things are schools are i hate people that live for others peoples down fall, the guy did a incredable jop running are school it has been in disaray since he left no one can make a dicision with confedence , its like we have a interim head coach ,but you guys are so perfect hideing behind these blogs if the fbi dug into your lives im sure thay could dig up dirt,esp when you have a rat like dalanzo selling out for his benefit its just the new american way sometimes good people make bad decisions who are we to judge pat toms river
Seriously? April 08, 2012 at 02:40 AM
I hope to God you didn't graduate from this school district -- your post is another reason Ritacco should be locked up -- for stealing money that should have been used to teach people like you punctuation, spelling and grammar!
Carol Aller April 15, 2012 at 02:52 AM
It was known for years what was going on but people were shouted down at the BOE meetings. The BOE members were loyal followers of their "messiah" and didn't want to hear anything..."See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil". If you believe the BOE had no knowledge of what was going on I've got some swamp land in Alaska I can sell you! He copped a plea to get out of serving MORE time! That's why he plead guilty...finally! He had no choice once his partner in crime 'rolled over' and plead guilty. If it had gone to trial, it would have been worse for him. He will probably get just a few years max, if any at all.. He's been walking around free since the beginning....so much for justice.

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