SCRANTON (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania school official has pleaded guilty to taking money for helping a teacher get a job.

Wilkes-Barre Area School Director Brian Dunn pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in federal court. Investigators say Dunn took a $5,000 payment from an applicant's relative in 2005.

Dunn was charged in April as part of a wide-ranging federal corruption probe in northeastern Pennsylvania. Three other Wilkes-Barre school officials are facing charges.

A plea agreement calls for Dunn to resign from the school board within 10 days of his plea.

Dunn likely faces 21 to 27 months in prison when he is sentenced March 16.

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