Former Liberty School District Superintendent Joseph Nohra was found not guilty on all charges against him in court Wednesday afternoon.

Nohra was found not guilty of six felony counts of interception of wire, oral, or electronic communication, and five misdemeanor counts of interfering with civil rights.

Jury selection wasn't needed since Nohra opted to have his case heard by Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge, Ronald Rice.

Nohra was previously accused of improperly recording secret videos of conversations among five school employees back in April and May of 2018.

Investigators claimed that Nohra installed a hidden camera inside a carbon monoxide detector above the employees desks, and then attempted to use the secret recordings of those private conversations. 

At the time, Nohra issued a statement through his attorney David Betras claiming that the camera was part of a theft-in-office investigation of a school employee.

The statement also claimed that the school board and its legal counsel knew and approved Nohra's investigation. Nohra pled not guilty to the charges.

A civil lawsuit against Nohra was filed by the employees the following July. Nohra and the school board he presided over filed a counter-suit in September of 2021, asking for reparations and the original complaint to be dismissed.

In the criminal case, Nohra was originally set to go to trial in January of 2022. However, in December of 2021, Judge Ronald Rice dismissed all felony charges following a request from Nohra to reconsider a previous ruling denying his motion to dismiss the indictment for Vagueness. The five misdemeanor charges remained.

That wasn't the end of those felony charges for Nohra. The Trumbull County Prosecutor's Office appealed the decision in April of 2022. The Eleventh District Court of Appeals reinstated the case the following September.

However, with this verdict, Nohra has been acquitted of all charges.