The founder of an Akron charter school company is accused of using millions of taxpayer dollars to pay for home mortgages, plastic surgery, extensive world travel, credit card debt, and more. A Florida prosecutor alleges that the founder fabricated invoices, embellished enrollment, misappropriated public funds, and created an elaborate network of limited liability companies in order to bilk taxpayers, parents, and students in a multi-state scheme.
A $9.8 million conspiracy defrauding the Puerto Rican Department of Education (PR DOE) and Puerto Rican Public Housing Authority (PR PHA) encompassed five companies, a total of 50 charges, and seven individuals, including the Secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of Sports and Recreation. The accusations included inflated contracts, fraudulent contracts, kickbacks, and other forms of public corruption.
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