DC School Accused Of Paying $3M To Officials' Companies

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT) -- Authorities on Tuesday slapped a Washington, D.C., charter school with a suit alleging that more than $3 million in public funds was improperly steered to two for-profit corporations run by the school's executives through contracts, loans and other payments in the past year.

Options Public Charter School, a nonprofit school for at-risk youth, contracted with Exceptional Education Management Corporation and its affiliate, Exceptional Education Service, for various services, starting in February, according to Tuesday's complaint. The issue with the deals, according to state authorities, is that...
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