The Great Sereni
After being fired from his position last month, he has continued to pop up at Penn Delco school board meetings. Odd that, since Sereni doesn't live in the district and owns no property there. It can't be that he considers the Penn Delco solicitorship his personal property can it?
I am told he was there again Wednesday night, the same day his old buddy Keith Crego was arrested and charged with multiple felonies (theft, bribery, forgery, drugs).
Crego committed many of his alleged crimes while his friend Sereni was apparently busy writing him glowing letters of recommendation and approving the legality of expensive (some would say, inappropriate) insurance plan giveaways to district employees.
Also charged Wednesday was former superintendent Leslye Abrutyn for her part in Crego's Quick Start scheme.
She claimed to investigators that Crego "coerced and intimidated" her into being a secret partner in Quick Buck by threatening to withhold a positive recommendation letter should she ever seek employment elsewhere.
That explanation just doesn't wash as I explain in tomorrow's print column.
With Crego facing upwards of 200 years in jail one wonders if he might consider sharing any information with authorities that might lighten a future prison sentence.
We shall see.
In the meantime, Mark Sereni continues to be deeply interested in the goings on at Penn Delco school board meetings even though the district is no longer paying him.
Is he a great guy or what?
UPDATE: Penn Delco Board President Dave Seitz tells me he has filed a formal complaint against Mark Sereni with the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for his threatening to sue district and the board if it chose to replace him.
I asked Seitz if he got any legal advice before he filed his complaint.
"I don't need an attorney to tell me that's (a lawyer threatening to sue his own clients) is not the right thing to do," he said.
Seitz said he is a little surprised that Sereni would continue to show up at Penn Delco meetings.
"I thought he would go about his business."
But, he said, Sereni's presence isn't going to bother him.
"I could care less," Seitz said. "Mr. Sereni is no issue to me."