MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) – A former superintendent who admitted stealing at least $2 million from a Long Island school district was handcuffed and placed under arrest in his hospital room Wednesday after missing his scheduled sentencing earlier in the day for the second time in three weeks.

Frank Tassone was arrested at about 5 p.m. at Lenox Hill Hospital, said Eric Phillips, a spokesman for Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. His attorney said he was admitted to to the Manhattan in Manhattan on Tuesday night.

Tassone, one of two top administrators involved in the theft of up to $11 million from the Roslyn school district, pleaded guilty to grand larceny in September 2005.

He was hospitalized last month with a possible heart attack and missed his Sept. 19 sentencing, which was rescheduled for Wednesday.

When Tassone failed to appear again, acting state Supreme Court Justice Alan Honorof issued an arrest warrant for the former superintendent, and said the sentence promised with his plea deal would become invalid if the defendant missed a third sentencing date next Tuesday.

AP-ES-10-04-06 1820EDT


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