Jury Mostly Deadlocked In Charter School Fraud Case

Law360, Philadelphia (January 10, 2014, 5:26 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania woman on trial for allegedly defrauding three Philadelphia charter schools of more than $6.5 million by generating fraudulent school board contracts was acquitted on six counts by a federal jury on Thursday following a two-month trial, but the jury deadlocked on 54 other counts.

The jury found that Dorothy June Brown, who ran school management companies Cynwyd and AcademicQuest, was not guilty on four counts of wire fraud, one count of obstruction of justice and one count of witness tampering. 

A spokeswoman for the...
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