Update: Vladovic Cleared On One of Two Investigations
Hillel Aron | July 12, 2013
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The LA Times‘s Howard Blume reports this morning that newly elected School Board President Richard Vladovic has been “cleared of wrongdoing after an internal investigation into whether he acted improperly in connection with sexual misconduct allegations against a teacher at a Wilmington school.”
That would be Robert Pimentel, the 57-year-old teacher at De La Torre Elementary charged with molesting 12 female students, all under the age of 14. He has pled not guilty; bail was set at $14 million.
Vladovic’s former chief of staff, David Kooper, has also been exonerated, and “has returned to his current job as principal at Gulf Elementary.”
But one investigation is still going on – the one into claims that Vladovic verbally abused at least two employees. That investigation is still in the early stages.
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