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Saturday, April 01, 2017

Brutal Charter School Kingpin, Ben Chavis, Finally Indicted

It's been a long time coming, but finally the former operator of one of America's most punishing and racist charter schools, has finally been indicted on a host of charges alleging fraud, theft, and money laundering:
. . . .Chavis was arrested Thursday morning in North Carolina and has been ordered to appear in federal court in Oakland. He is accused of requesting more than $2.5 million of federally funded grants in violation of conflict-of-interest rules. 
This is not the first time Chavis has been targeted for financial impropriety. In 2012, an investigation by the state Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team found that from 2007 to 2011, Chavis had directed $3.8 million from the school to companies he owned for contracts not approved by the school board. He stepped down from the school in 2013. The investigation’s findings prompted the county superintendent to refer the case to federal authorities. . . .

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:31 PM

    Do they still have conflict of interest rules? Some people must have special dispensation.

    Abigail Shure