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Chief Romano Pleads No Contest To Hindering Prosecution

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SCRANTON — Suspended Scott Township Police Chief James Romano pleaded no contest Tuesday to a hindering prosecution charge.

The state attorney general’s office accused Romano of having an inappropriate relationship with a woman who is a potential witness in a child sex assault case against a former Lakeland High School band teacher.

“This is a good result because the plea, once the defendant is sentenced, assures a misdemeanor 2 conviction and it ensures that Mr. Romano will never be able to serve as a police officer again in The Commonwealth,” said Joe Peters, spokesman for the attorney general’s office.

The plea means Romano will never be able to be a police officer again.


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