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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:24 AM

 

Charter School Moguls Scam Oregon Out of Millions

In the latest incident of charter school fraud, the state of Oregon is going after a pair of charter school con men who reportedly scammed the state out of $17 million.

The Oregonian is reporting that Tim King and Norm Donohoe, who ran a chain of taxpayer-funded charter schools under the guise of a nonprofit named EdChoices, "submitted false, incomplete and misleading records about how many students were enrolled in the schools and how they were spending the state's money...The pair opened and operated at least 10 charter schools that went by various and changing names...

The state provided startup grants of up to $450,000 per charter school. The state Department of Education also paid about $6,000 a year for each student enrolled, relying on the charter school operators to document the number. The state now says those records were "erroneous, false and misleading."

According to a state court filing (.pdf), brought Thursday by the Oregon Department of Justice in Marion County Circuit Court, the pair is accused of racketeering and money laundering from 2007 to 2010 and is being ordered to repay the $17 million plus an additional $2.7 million for breach of contract and attorney fees...many of the schools closed abruptly when state regulators began asking questions in spring 2010, leaving students and teachers with nowhere to go.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/07-4

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HiPointDem Jan 2013 OP
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #1
HiPointDem Jan 2013 #3
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #4
HiPointDem Jan 2013 #5
Sherman A1 Jan 2013 #2
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mwb970 Jan 2013 #7

Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:46 AM

1. Our kids

Just another pool of money for the vampire squids to stick their blood funnels in.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:02 AM

3. sounds like allegorical rape. maybe if i labeled this a rape OP I could get 300 comments.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:13 AM

4. Perhaps you could link it to white male privilege somehow

That seems to be good for a lot of Sturm und Drang.

So many fault lines on DU, find one and drive a wedge in it and you'll get comments, oh brother will you get comments.





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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:38 AM

5. maybe i could link it to alex jones' white male privilege & his guns. that would be a hit.

 

meanwhile, rome burns.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:57 AM

2. I hope these two charming individuals

pay back every dime and then get long terms of community service such as cleaning highways or washing windows at schools.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:56 AM

6. ''No charter school money left behind.''

- K&R

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:17 AM

7. We have charter-school fraud and corruption in Ohio as well.

Maybe education is one of those things best done by the public sector instead of being taken over by rapacious corporations with their eyes on profits and the bottom line.

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