Detroit schools officials facing bribery charges

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DETROIT (AP) —  Federal authorities say more than a dozen current and former Detroit Public Schools district officials are facing charges — including bribery — following a corruption investigation.

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade and officials with the FBI and the IRS plan to discuss details of the indictments at a Tuesday afternoon news conference.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Detroit says those facing charges include 12 current and former principals, an administrator and vendor.

Earlier this year, a former Detroit high school principal pleaded guilty to accepting nearly $60,000 from a company hired to perform tutoring services. She faces three years or more in prison, although cooperation with investigators could get her a shorter sentence.

Another woman pleaded guilty to conspiracy and admitted paying bribes to the principal in exchange for her company getting work.

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2 comments

  • Fidel Sarcastro

    I sure am glad all the corruption was rooted out of Detroit by that city manager! Now we can all sit back with confidence, knowing that those tax dollars Snyder stole from us to bail out that cesspool of a city will not simply line the pockets of whatever criminal faction is currently running the place!

    • Gary G.

      Ha! That would be funny if it weren’t so accurate. :(
      Snyder should be in jail right now, and Detroit should be half bulldozed already. Instead we have the Republican version of Hillary Clinton as a governor and a hole in Michigan’s arm where all the money goes.

      (Apologies to John Prine.)