Ex-superintendent sues Toms River school district
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - November 5, 2011 (WPVI) -- A former Toms River schools superintendent facing corruption charges has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the district.
Michael Ritacco claims school officials improperly withheld money from a tax-exempt retirement fund they set up for him in 200. He also seeks more than $62,000 in unused sick and vacation time that he claims he's entitled to under his contract.
Ritacco retired on Oct. 21, 2010, the same day he surrendered to the FBI. He's facing bribery, mail fraud and wire fraud charges for allegedly concealing more than $1 million in bribes authorities say he received from insurance brokers and other service providers.
School officials were served with the suit Thursday night and discussed it in a closed session. But they declined to comment publicly on the matter.
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