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Former Schools Chief Pleads Guilty to Federal Corruption Charges

Former Schools Chief Pleads Guilty to Federal Corruption Charges

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, former Chicago Public Schools CEO, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal corruption charges. The former school chief, who was accused of steering no-bid contracts toward her former company in exchange for bribes and kickbacks, pleaded guilty to one count of wire and mail fraud. Additional charges were dropped as a part of the […]