Less than one month after getting charged with scamming the struggling Detroit Public Schools, nine principals cut deals.
But they shouldn’t expect much leniency, says one legal expert who has paid close attention to Detroit’s numerous bribery and kickback schemes over the years.
“This is corruption in the school system. That’s about as bad as it gets,” says Wayne State University Law Professor Peter Henning, a former federal prosecutor who expects the school defendants will get prison time and restitution orders for their crimes. “Frankly, judges – especially in this district – do not go light on corruption.” Read More