‘A.L.,’ the Abusive Swimmer at Dick Shoulberg’s Germantown Academy Program, Seeks Expungement of His Criminal Record

Published February 26th, 2016, Uncategorized

Complete headline links to our Shoulberg series are at https://concussioninc.net/?p=10736.

 

by Irvin Muchnick

 

The “John Doe” lawsuit against Germantown Academy for the multitude of abuses at Dick Shoulberg’s swimming program there was filed on February 5. Local media coverage of the litigation began on February 10.

Also on February 10, Pennsylvania court documents show, A.L. moved for expungement of his criminal record. The docket entry, which we have uploaded to http://muchnick.net/expungehearing.pdf, notes an April 1 hearing in Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas on Lebed’s petition to expunge.

It is not known if the common February 10 dates are a coincidence or part of an effort to orchestrate.

Concussion Inc. has identified A.L. as Alex Lebed, now a student-athlete at the University of Florida under swim coach Gregg Troy — a long-time American Swimming Coaches Association board crony of Shoulberg.

The John Doe lawsuit says that A.L. had entered a guilty plea to charges in connection with long-running physical attacks on and harassment of the plaintiff. Those charges are not a matter of public record because A.L. was a juvenile.

But there was a subsequent incident in 2014, after A.L. left Germantown swimming and after he turned 18. In this new adult incident, the charge entered against Lebed was under Pennsylvania statute § 5503 (a)(4): “disorderly conduct” by which the perpetrator “creates a hazardous or physically dangerous condition by any action which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor.” In the section on the grading of this crime, the statute classifies it as “a misdemeanor of the third degree if the intent of the actor is to cause substantial harm or serious inconvenience, or if he persists in disorderly conduct after reasonable warning or request to desist.”