Federal Way School Board president votes to remove himself

Federal Way School Board president votes to remove himself

Credit: KING

William Anthony "Tony" Moore, 49, faces seven counts of felony theft in Oregon.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 7:43 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 16 at 10:46 AM

President Tony Moore was removed from his position in a 3-2 vote at the Federal Way School Board's meeting October 15, according to the Federal Way Mirror.

Moore said that he didn't want his current legal trouble "to be a distraction to students and teachers."

The vote came as William Anthony "Tony" Moore, 49, faces charges related to the alleged 2011 theft of $150,000 worth of semi tires in Oregon.

A King County judge dismissed a fugitive hold for Moore out of Multnomah County Wednesday because he has been cooperating with authorities. Moore also got his passport back.

In August, Moore was indicted on seven counts of felony theft by an Oregon grand jury. He was arrested in September in Washington and released from King County Jail after posting bail.

At the school board meeting Moore cast the deciding vote, joining members Claire Wilson and Danny Peterson in voting for the removal. Ed Barney and Angela Griffin vote against the motion, the Mirror reported.

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