Detroit schools officials facing bribery charges
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.