Former CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett Sentenced To 4 1/2 YearsFederal prosecutors had asked for a sentence of up about 7 ½ years in prison, while the defense asked for 3 ½ years.
Former Schools CEO Byrd-Bennett To Be Sentenced In Bribery CaseBarbara Byrd-Bennett, 67, faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to mail fraud.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CPS Suspends Controversial No-Bid Contract At Center Of Federal ProbeThe Chicago Public Schools have suspended a controversial $20.5 million contract with a company that provides leadership training to principals, amid a federal investigation of the company's ties to CPS Chief Executive Officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett.
CPS Critics: School Officials Ignored Red Flags Over No-Bid ContractChicago schools chief Barbara Byrd Bennett has a relationship with SUPES Academy and its founder, Gary Solomon, that goes back many years. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.