Detroit Public Schools: Kickback Conspiracy
Detroit Public Schools and Detroit school principals are in the midst of yet another financial controversy. According to the Michigan Radio Network, twelve current and former Detroit Public School principals have been charged in a kickback and bribery scheme. A district administrator and a vendor have also been charged. The US Attorney’s office says the nearly 1 million dollar scheme involved Norman Shy, the owner of school supply vendor, Allstate Sales. Prosecutors say Shy paid more than $900,000 in kickbacks. Shy’s company got about $2.7 million in return, from DPS.