Detroit mulls audit after former superintendent is indicted

May 31, 2007
William Coleman faces charges stemming from his tenure in Dallas.

Three Detroit school board members would like an independent audit of district contracts in light of the indictment of former Superintendent William Coleman III in Dallas, but other board members say it's a waste of time. Click here to read The Detroit News article.

RELATED: Since leaving Detroit, Coleman has become the chief business officer at the Kansas City (Mo.) school district, and Kansas City Superintendent Anthony Amato says he had no idea that Coleman was in danger of being indicted.Nor does he think there was any way for him to know. Click here to read The Kansas City Star article.

EARLIER: Two former administrators in the Dallas school district have been charged with defrauding the district in connection with computer contracts the school system awarded. Indicted were Ruben Bohuchot, a former associate superintendent for technology; William Coleman, a former deputy superintendent who later became interim superintendent of schools in Detroit; and Frankie Wong, president of Micro System. They were charged with bribery, conspiracy and money laundering. The indictment alleges the three men steered $39 million in district computer payments to Wong's company and its affiliates. The men then used shell companies and phony invoices to siphon off millions of dollars for their personal use, the indictment says.

Click here to read The Dallas Morning News article.

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