Byrd-Bennett Wants 3 1/2 Years In Prison; Feds Seek More Than 7Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett believes she deserves far less prison time for an audacious kickback scheme than the seven-plus years the government is seeking, asking the judge she’ll soon face for three and a half years tops.
Thomas Vranas Wants Probation For Role In CPS Bribery ScandalThomas Vranas asked a judge Thursday to sentence him to probation for his role in a bribery scandal.
Chicago Public Schools Bribery Mastermind Sentenced To 7 YearsProsecutors said Gary Solomon pocketed more than $5 million at the expense of school kids.
Mastermind Behind Massive CPS Kickback Scheme To Be SentencedThe mastermind of a massive kickback scandal that took down former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett faces sentencing in a federal courtroom Friday.
Feds: Solomon Helped ‘Lay The Foundation’ For Byrd-Bennett To Head CPSFederal prosecutors say that the mastermind of the contracting scandal that ousted Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett helped “lay the foundation” for her to take power so she’d be positioned to steer them lucrative contracts.
Feds Urge 9 Years In Prison For Gary Solomon In CPS ScamFederal prosecutors want a judge to send Gary Solomon, the mastermind of a brazen contract-steering scheme at Chicago Public Schools, to prison for nine years.
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.