- Associated Press - Monday, August 10, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Former Broward Teachers Union President Pat Santeramo is due in court Monday to face new federal fraud charges.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1f2QnM9 ) reports that, according to court records filed Friday, Santeramo was indicted on two mail fraud charges and is accused of misappropriating more than $35,000 from the Broward school district’s accountability program.

According to court filings, the 67-year-old Sewall’s Point man is expected to appear Monday in Fort Lauderdale federal court for a hearing on the charges. His lawyer, Ben Kuehne, says Santeramo denies any wrongdoing.

Santeramo has been free on bond since state charges were filed in July 2012 that he misappropriated about $300,000 from the union and contractor kickbacks. Santeramo has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to go to trial Oct. 19 in Broward Circuit court.

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Information from: Sun Sentinel , https://www.sun-sentinel.com/

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