Easton, Pa., district tech director will face trial for wiretapping

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The former technology director for Easton Area School District accused of secretly recording a private meeting will face trial in Northampton County Court.

Thomas Drago, 54, acknowledged at a hearing Tuesday that prosecutors have enough evidence to merit a wiretap violation charge. Drago's attorney, Philip Lauer said his client will apply for a first-time offender's program. Drago remains free on $50,000 unsecured bail.

In August, Drago surrendered to authorities for allegedly recording a conversation with school officials without their permission. Drago, 54, of Bushkill Township resigned shortly before an internal probe this year uncovered nude photos on his work computer.

School district officials said the wiretapping charge is not related directly to the district's inquiry last year into Drago's access to school computers.

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