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BLOG POST #27: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving an Associate School Superintendent.
This crime occurred at School District, a world class school district, where the core values include Safe and Orderly Schools. Although embezzlement isn’t a direct safety threat to school children, indirectly everyone pays the price when someone embezzles.
He was the Associate School Superintendent and acting CFO when he directed a subordinate to issue a $236,000 check to his Leadership Academy. He provided the district with a fraudulent invoice to validate the expenditure. Later, he transferred the money to his personal account from which he financed travel and purchased a Jaguar.
The former Associate School Superintendent pleaded guilty to one count of defrauding a program receiving federal funding, including Title I funding. He was sentenced to twelve months in prison, one year of home confinement, and three years of supervised release. In addition, he was ordered to pay more than $300,000 in restitution to the school district.
School officials who steal money are particularly culpable because they are robbing children of their education, said the U.S. Attorney.
Regarding the case, the United States Attorney said. “Among all of the corruption defendants we charge, school officials who steal money are particularly culpable because they are robbing children of their education.”
He has served his sentenced.
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