Frank Tassone Wiki, Age, Wife (Bad Education) Biography, Family & Facts

Frank Tassone

Frank Tassone (born in 1947) is a Former Rosalyn High School District Superintendent from America. He is one of the persons responsible for the largest school money embezzlement case in American history. He is responsible for total embezzlement of $11.2 million. When in 2004 the details of this larceny got released then he got arrested.

In 2019 a movie named “Bad Education” got released in TIFF. This movie is based on this scandal and features actor Hugh Jackman as Frank. On 25th April decided HBO decided to release the movie on public demand. Critics termed it as one of the best movies of Hugh till now.


Who is Frank Tassone?

Now people have seen his character in the movie so they want to know more about him. They need info about his father, mother, and family members. So, let’s start. Frank Tassone (age 73 years old as in the year 2020) was born in New York, the USA in the year 1947. We have found that at his home family members used to speak Spanish also.

Many people are unaware but his full name is Dr. Francis A. Tassone but he is popularly known from his nickname ”Frank”. He is a very intelligent person as stated by a magazine. Tassone also has remarkable grades in his schooling years as well as in higher studies. There is another magazine that has stated his performance in academics to be unrealistic.


Personal Life, Spouse & Children

He used to keep a photograph of his wife on his desk which is said to be deceased. This is true he was married to a woman whom he met in the college years. She died a few after the marriage due to Hodgkin’s.

After his wife passed he started dating a man named Jason Daugherty. It got discovered that he is gay and his partner was a dancer. They both used to take trips to LV to enjoy life there.

Bad Education, based upon the real story life of Frank Tassone
Bad Education, based upon the real story life of Frank Tassone

In “Bad Education” they used the name Kyle Contreras instead of the real name. Tassone was also close to another man who is said to be his business partner. When police investigated they found that Jason also received benefits from the misappropriation that Frank did.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Frank Tassone

Real Full Birth NameDr Francis A. Tassone.
Famous NameFrank Tassone.
Age (As of 2020)73 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday1947.
Ethnicity White.
Birthplace/HometownNew York, USA.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)Gay.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)N/A.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 5'10".
Meters: 1.77 m.
Centimeters: 177.8 cm.
WeightPounds: 169.756 lbs.
Kilograms: 77 Kg.
Eye ColorDark Brown.
Hair ColorBlack.
Personal Information
ParentsFather: Not known.
Mother: Not available.
SiblingsSister (name not available).
Marital StatusWidower.
Partner1. Wife (Deceased).
2.Jason Daugherty.
Languages1. English.
2. Spanish.
Social media No.
Highest QualificationPhD.
School Local high school.
Alma MaterNew York University.
ProfessionFormer School District Superintendent.
Yearly salary$174 k.
Net worth (As in 2020)$600 k.


Where is Frank Tassone now?

In the year 2004 in the month of June police arrested Dr. Francis A. Tassone for misappropriating tax payer’s money. There were around $11 million involved in the case. In this scandal, a lady named Pamela Gluckin was also involved.

Where is Frank Tassone

Police did the investigation and it got revealed that Frank was using the Credit card provided to him for his own benefit.

He was spending money recklessly. The expenditure mainly included money for personal vehicles, gambling, rents for the premises, dry cleaning, and investment in their own companies. So this is the way they took 11.2 Million USD.

Tassone was found to be responsible for using 2 million USD whereas Gluckin took over $5 million. In the year 2006, Francis found guilty and sent to prison for a period of 4-12 years.

In 2010 news came that because of his good behavior and the rehabilitation program he got parole. He sold his house to repay $1.9 million back to the government.



  • He receives $174 k yearly as a pension.
  • The exact amount of embezzled is $11,251,365.
  • He is restrained by the court from doing any job which involves the control over money.
  • Frank got released 6 months early than the minimum punishment time and many people raised questions against this.

Frank Tassone in jail

  • During his work, he was viewed as a strong leader and as an admirable personality.
  • His parents were also a teacher and they became a role model for him.
  • Frank Tassone used to dress well just like the CEO of a company.
  • He tried to cover the scandal by declaring that Pamela Gluckin is a sociopath and which cause all the mess.




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