ELIZABETH, NJ – Former school board attorney Kirk Nelson, a Roselle resident, was acquitted today on all counts in a case brought against him by the state Attorney General, according to Polickernj.

The charges were in connection with abuses in the district’s free-lunch program. Nelson, along with another board attorney Frank Capece of Cranford, was indicted in January 2014 on charges that both men helped former board of education member Juan Donoso cover up a falsified lunch program application for the federally funded National School Lunch Program.

After a five week trial, the jury took less than one hour to acquit, reported Polickernj. Capece is set to go to trial June 27.