… [Ronald] Alexander [principal of Charles L. Spain Elementary-Middle School] was named on Tuesday as one of 12 current and former Detroit principals charged with taking bribes and kickbacks from a school supplies vendor and fabricating invoices from the city’s beleaguered public schools. [clarification by The Secular Jurist]
The alleged scheme began in 2002 and continued until January 2015.
“A case like this is a real punch in the gut for those who are trying to do the right thing,” Detroit’s U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said at a press conference. “Public corruption never comes at a good time.”