Justice for Keith Crego
Crego, in case you don’t know, is the one-man wrecking crew who wreaked havoc on the Penn-Delco School District last year. The former school board president eventually was charged with a series of felonies, most tied to his secret involvement with Quick Start Preschools LLC, a very popular program in the district that he had surreptitiously bankrolled.
Of course Crego did not go down alone. He took a lot of people with him, not the least of which was respected Superintendent Leslye Abrutyn. She also entered a plea tied to a connection she had with Quick Start.
And he left a shroud over the school district that the good people of Brookhaven, Aston and Parkside are still trying to dig out of.
But the fact is that Crego got what was coming to him – including his sentence and his new spot in the work-release program.
Would anyone want to trade places with the guy? Here’s someone who was a heartbeat away from being the new CEO of the Chester Upland School District.
Now he’s ruined, and left a school district in ruins.
The D.A.’s office and county detectives did an exhaustive investigation. The deal they entered into put Crego behind bars for a year. And it’s not like he’s been released. Under the work-release program, Crego still returns to jail each night.
As much damage as Crego did, it’s important that he not be treated any differently than any other convict. That includes his eligibility for work release.
Judge Barry Dozor actually rejected the first application Crego made for the program because he didn’t like some of the details.
Bottom line? Keith Crego got what he deserved. And he still is.
Granted, that may not make everyone who lives in the district happy, but it is the way our system works.