Rosetti Headed To Prison Camp Near Lewisburg

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SCRANTON — A former educator from Lackawanna County convicted of stealing from taxpayers will serve his sentence in central Pennsylvania.

Fred Rosetti is headed to a prison camp near Lewisburg to serve his 33 month sentence for mail fraud and theft.

The former director of the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit (NEIU)19 in Archbald admitted taking taxpayer money for his own personal use.

The NEIU provides special education services to school districts in several counties in our area.

Rosetti was indicted last year and accused of using thousands in NEIU money for personal expenses, taking unauthorized vacation days, and paying himself even more money that he wasn’t entitled to.

Last fall, Rosetti pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges. He agreed to serve 12 to 18 months in prison and pay back $120,000.

When the plea was entered in court, Judge Robert Mariani expressed reservations about the agreement. In his decision rejecting the plea deal, the judge questioned whether that punishment was sufficient.

Rosetti was sentenced last month to 33 months in prison, ordered to pay a $30,200 fine as well as $137,000 restitution.

The camp where Rosetti will serve his sentence is next to the high security penitentiary in Union County.

Rosetti reports to the camp Thursday.