Detroit schools officials facing bribery charges

Posted at 12:32 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 12:32:07-04

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.