Sentencing Date Set For Ex-Chicago Schools SuperintendentA sentencing date has been set for former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett for her part in a scheme that steered contracts to two education-services companies in exchange for anticipated kickbacks.
Mastermind Of CPS Contract-Rigging Scandal Pleads GuiltyGary Solomon pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of honest services wire fraud in the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang.
Player In CPS Contract Scandal Pleads GuiltyAnother defendant in the SUPES scandal that ousted Chicago Public Schools’ former CEO has admitted his guilt Tuesday in the multimillion dollar kickback scheme that was captured in a long exchange of detailed emails.
Trial Date Set For Byrd-Bennett Co-DefendantFive months after former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett pleaded guilty for her role in a brazen kickback scheme, an October trial has been set for one of her two accomplices.
CPS Sues Byrd-Bennett, SUPES Academy For $65 MillionThe Chicago Public Schools have filed a lawsuit seeking to recover $65 million from former CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and SUPES Academy, the principal training firm at the center of a kickback scheme that led to her guilty plea on corruption charges.
Co-Defendants In Schools Kick-Back Scheme Plead Not GuiltyTwo co-defendants in a scheme to steer $23 million in no-bid contracts to an education firm in exchange for kickbacks to the former head of Chicago Public Schools have pleaded not guilty.
Ex-CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett Pleads Guilty To Kickback SchemeFormer Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme to steer more than $23 million in no-bid contracts to a former employer for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks.
Emanuel Expresses Outrage At Byrd-Bennett, Denies Involvement In SUPES ContractsMayor Rahm Emanuel says he had nothing to do with the $23 million in contracts that indicted former Schools Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett recommended to the school board, and is infuriated with her, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago School Watchdog On Federal Indictment: Told You SoWendy Katten is hoping the indictment of Barbara Bryd-Bennett prompts school board members to listen to parents when they raise concerns about an issue.
Feds: Ex-CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett To Plead Guilty To Corruption ChargesThe indictment alleges she steered no-bid contracts to SUPES for kickbacks and bribes. Byrd-Bennett, 66, of Solon, Ohio, is charged with 15 counts of mail fraud and five counts of wire fraud in the indictment.
Interim CPS Chief Looking Forward To Working With New BoardIn the wake of the resignation of Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the interim head of the district was pledging to work with the new Chicago Board of Education, while begging off staying in his current position on a permanent basis.
Emanuel To Shake Up Chicago Board Of EducationAs Mayor Rahm Emanuel searches for a new leader for the Chicago Public Schools, he also has decided to replace most of the school board that approved a controversial $20.5 million no-bid contract which is the focus of a federal investigation.