WARREN - Ex-Trumbull County Engineer David DeChristofaro has received a two-year stayed suspension of his professional engineer and surveyor licenses.
The discipline by the board that oversees engineers and surveyors in Ohio is the result of DeChristofaro's 2011 conviction on charges that he used county time, property and resources for personal and political purposes.
The State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors, agreeing with a hearing officer's recommendation this week, put the former engineer on two years' probation and fined him $1,000.
That means DeChristofaro can still work as an engineer and surveyor during the term of the suspension but faces the possibility of having the stay removed if he breaks professional rules again or is convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, other than traffic offenses, over the two-year period.
A message seeking comment was left with DeChristofaro.
He resigned in July 2011 and later that month pleaded guilty to the criminal charges.