PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – A former Phillipsburg high school teacher has pleaded guilty to charges for trying to influence a tenure vote.
George Chilmonik, 75, of Bethlehem, Pa, who was a teacher at Phillipsburg High School, plead guilty Wednesday to one count of second-degree conspiracy to commit official misconduct, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s office.
As a result of Chilmonik’s plea and the considerable cooperation he has provided to this investigation, he will be entered into the Pre-Trial Intervention program, the prosecutor’s office said.
On April 26, 2021, Chilmonik was charged with conspiring with others to threaten to release embarrassing information about another Phillipsburg School District employee, unless that employee took action consistent with their demands to influence a tenure vote, the prosecutor’s office said.
The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Jersey State Police Official Corruption North Unit conducted the investigation.