Eye on Education

Former Cuyahoga Heights School District Administrator Sentenced in Connection with $3.4 Million Theft

Former Cuyahoga Heights school district technology director Joseph Palazzo was sentenced to 11 years and four months in prison for crimes related to the theft of $3.4 million from the district. Palazzo was ordered to pay $3.4 million in restitution.

Palazzo previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and wire fraud in connection.

Judge Benita Pearson of the U.S. District Court in Youngstown also ordered Palazzo to do three years of supervised probation after his release. He will have to contribute 25 percent of his earnings while in prison and 10 percent of his gross monthly income after his release toward the $3.4 million he owes this district.

Pearson acknowledged it would hardly make a dent in what he owes.

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