Detroit Principals Accused Of Taking Bribes From School Supplier
Each of the defendants named on Tuesday could face five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.By Katie Link | March 29, 2016
The Detroit Public School system is in trouble. The district is broke, school conditions are terrible, teachers are leaving and now principals are being accused of conspiracy.
On Tuesday, federal officials announced bribery charges against a dozen former and current principals and an assistant superintendent for their illegal involvement with a school supplies vendor.
The criminal charges allege principals from Detroit Public Schools were awarded a total of over $900,000 in kickbacks and bribes in exchange for business with Allstate Sales.