Ex-drug dealer loses coaching job after testifying for prosecution at police corruption trial

A police corruption trial in Philadelphia is far from over, but one witness has already been handed a losing verdict.

Prosecution witness Robert Kushner lost his varsity coaching job at a private school after testifying about his years selling marijuana.

The 32-year-old Kushner says undercover officers stole $81,000 and 7 pounds of marijuana from him in 2007.

His criminal history is news to officials at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in suburban Bryn Mawr.

Head of school Sharon Levin tells The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1P1KcGx) that Kushner passed a background check when he was hired to coach basketball in 2010.

Kushner says a 2007 arrest was expunged. However, he admits serving probation after another arrest in 2011.

Kushner says he never meant to deceive the school and wants the best for its students.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com