TRENTON, New Jersey — State prosecutors have accused an Elizabeth school board member, who is a financial adviser, and two lawyers with covering up his wife's application for free federally-funded school lunches for her two children.
Juan Donoso, who works at JP Morgan Chase, and his wife, Olga Oviedo-Arevalo, are charged with theft by deception, tampering with public records, and falsifying or tampering with records.
Elizabeth school board attorney Kirk Nelson and board counsel Frank Capece are each charged with tampering with public records, falsifying or tampering with records, and hindering apprehension.
Officials say Donoso approached the attorneys to say his wife had not accurately filled out the free lunch applications after others drew criminal scrutiny in 2011. Prosecutors allege the lawyers arranged for the application to be pulled from the district's files.