Carrollton schools superintendent, board member, teacher indicted on Theft in Office, other felonies

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Three members of the Carrollton Exempted Village School District are facing charges involving Theft in Office.

Carrollton Schools Superintendent Dr. David Quattrochi, 54, School Board Member Mike Pozderac, 58, and Pozderac’s wife, Jackie, 57, a teacher in the school district are facing 10 counts – including eight felonies.

The trio was secretly indicted by a Carroll County Grand Jury on Dec. 7, according to the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office.

In addition to the felony Theft in Office Charge, Quattrochi and the Pozderacs are facing three counts of Having an Unlawful Interest in a Public Contract, Grand Theft by Deception, Telecommunications Fraud, Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, Money Laundering, Soliciting or Accepting Improper Compensation and Representation by Present Official Prohibited.

Quattrochi has been on paid administrative leave since Oct. 17, 2022 due to a pending investigation. Principal Dave Davis has been the acting superintendent since then.

Quattrochi, Mike and Jackie Pozderac were allegedly employed by or associated with Gus Nickolas in the enterprise, The Phoenix Rising or Pozitively Quality Air, LLC, according to the criminal indictment. They are accused of participating directly, or indirectly, in the affairs of the company through a pattern of “corrupt activity.”

The Carrollton school board will hold an emergency meeting Friday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. Executive session will be held to discuss employment and the investigation.