FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2010 file photograph, Toms River Schools Superintendent Michael Ritacco, center, stands with attorneys Brian Neary, right, and William J. Hughes Jr., left, as he leaves court in Newark, N.J., after the superintendent of New Jersey's fourth-largest school district surrendered to the FBI earlier Thursday and was charged with fraud and bribery over an alleged insurance-kickback scheme. Ritacco and Francis Garland entered pleas of not guilty to federal corruption charges Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
November 5, 2011 6:35:39 PM PDT
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - November 5, 2011 --
A former Toms River schools superintendent facing corruption charges has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the district.