Federal investigators revealed another blow to Detroit Public Schools this week. Meet Carolyn StarkeyDarden - the system’s former grant-development director - who has just been charged on suspicion of obtaining nearly $1.3 million by lying about children’s tutoring services. As The Burning Platform's Jim Quinn rages, this is called the “No School Administrator Left Behind” Program.
As CNN reports, Carolyn StarkeyDarden set up a company and allegedly ran a scheme between 2005 and 2012 in which she submitted fake invoices for tutoring services that were never provided to students, according to charges filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Michigan’s Eastern District.
StarkeyDarden, 69, was charged Monday with federal program theft, for which she could receive up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 if convicted.
“Ms. StarkeyDarden cheated the students of Detroit Public Schools out of valuable resources by fraudulently billing for her company’s services,” said David P. Gelios, special agent in charge of the FBI in Detroit. “In fact, Detroit students were cheated twice by this scheme.
“Students that needed tutoring never received it, and money that could have been spent on other resources was paid to Ms. StarkeyDarden as part of her fraud scheme.”
Calls made by CNN to StarkeyDarden and her lawyer were not immediately returned Wednesday evening.
The charge is not the first to be leveled this year against school officials in Michigan’s most populous city.
In March, 13 principals were charged with bribery in an alleged kickback scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
A vendor paid bribes and kickbacks to the principals to allow their schools to be charged for supplies that were never delivered, authorities say.
These charges are compounded by ongoing fights by the teachers for pay in the financially ailing school district, as well as deterioration in “hazardous” schools.
In May, the 47,000 students in Detroit Public Schools went for days without their teachers after a “sick-out” protest was held by the educators, concerned that they would be unpaid by a school district that has $500 million of operating debt.
The utter corruption of liberal led, union controlled school districts in urban ghetto kill zones across America is disgusting to behold. The Democratic party controls every one of these shithole cities and is 100% responsible for the administration of these criminal school districts. They matriculate functionally illiterate dumbasses into society while enriching themselves with taxpayer money.
Vote for Hillary if you want more of this. And of course the liberal MSM wouldn’t possibly put a picture of this despicable human being in their story, so we found one.
Is that raciss?