Officials Say Superintendent Spent School Money on Trip
According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, a grand jury has re-indicted Superintendent Dr. Robert J. Moore along with Richard Muse, director of buildings and grounds.
On March 3, both officials were charged with one count each of extortion, bribery, theft in office and soliciting or receiving improper compensation. The charges involved their demand for cash payments from a daycare operator who rents space in one of the district’s school buildings.
Criminal charges against Moore now include two additional counts of tampering with records.
Both involve expense reimbursement forms Moore submitted to the school district for non-business related expenses on a trip that he and Muse took to Columbus in January, according to the prosecutor’s office.
The re-indictment also amends the original theft in office count to include Moore’s use of school district funds to pay for Muse’s expenses on the trip.
Muse has been charged with an additional three counts each of tampering with records and forgery.
The state of Ohio charges that Muse submitted fraudulent information in his job application to Moore and that the application included job training certificates that had been forged by Muse.
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