Chief Romano Pleads No Contest To Hindering Prosecution
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.