Two get prison terms for stealing $522,000 from Philadelphia charter school

July 16, 2012
Founder of New Media Technology Charter and former executive director also must pay restitution

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: The founder of a Philadelphia charter school and its former chief executive have been sentenced to prison for stealing $522,000 in taxpayer money to prop up a restaurant, a health-food store, and a private school they controlled. Hugh C. Clark, a lawyer who helped found New Media Technology Charter School, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison. Ina Walker, a career educator and the charter school's former chief executive officer, was sentenced to six months in prison. Judge Jan E. DuBois also ordered the pair to jointly make restitution totaling $861,000.

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