Romei Files to Leave Brazos Valley

It appears one of the Brazos Valley's more controversial figures is leaving the area.

P. David Romei has gotten approval from a judge to leave the State of Texas, according to the Brazos County Community Supervision & Corrections Department. The former director of the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley was convicted in November of pocketing money meant for his non-profit.

Even though he said it would be "egotistical and narcissistic" to fight the jury's decision, Romei ended up filing an appeal a few weeks later.

Part of the terms set for that appeal said Romei would have to get court approval to leave the state. Brazos County officials say his plans are to go to Connecticut to live with family.

As per the terms of the appeal bond set by Judge Steve Smith, Romei must check in with the county on a monthly basis.

Romei is not allowed to leave the country, according to the court.

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