Former superintendent in DeKalb County (Ga.) district gets a year in prison

Dec. 10, 2013
Crawford Lewis admitted to playing a role in a construction racketeering scheme.

Former DeKalb County (Ga.) school superintendent Crawford Lewis has been sentenced to a year in jail for his role in a school construction racketeering case. reports that a judge rejected a prosecutor's recommendation that Lewis receive only 12 months probation after he pleaded guilty and testified against co-defendants Pat Reid and her ex-husband Tony Pope. Reid, who was chief operating officer for the school district, and Pope were found guilty of illegally steering more than a million dollars in school construction projects to Pope's architecture firm. Reid was sentenced to 15 years in prison, and Pope received an eight-year term.

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