Wednesday, April 28, 2010

2 Ex-DPS Officials, 2 Vendors Indicted

A federal grand jury has indicted the former chief of risk management at Detroit Public Schools, charging Stephen Hill with looting the financially ailing district of more than $3 million for himself, family members and friends, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced in a news release.

Also charged in this indictment are Hill’s onetime assistant as well as prominent Detroit businesswoman Sherry Washington and her sister, Dr. Gwendolyn Washington of Southfield. The Washingtons are accused for their roles as partners in Associates for Learning, which is a vendor hired to administer a health awareness program for the school district. However, district officials contend that their firm performed little work while receiving more than $3 million.

2 ex-DPS officials, 2 vendors indicted for bribery, extortion | Detroit Free Press

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