Did anyone know that a new Grand Jury had been convened to look at the school system?
According to WSB-TV, Ms. Tyson is doing a great job, going "above and beyond the call of duty." So far, I haven't been able to find any articles about this Grand Jury, so I am including the clip from WSB-TV.
MEET OUR INTERNAL AUDITOR
In the wake of a racketeering scandal which landed three school district employees in jail, the DeKalb School Board has now hired an internal auditor to watch over its business operations and prevent fraud."It's absolutely critical, especially in this kind of economy and environment," said Gary Babst, who spent 30 years working for General Motors. He's also a certified fraud investigator."It's the cop on the corner mentality. If I'm there and I'm visible, people are going to maybe rethink some of the things they'd otherwise do," Babst told Channel 2 Action News investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer.
He said the district has the policies in place, but they haven't always been enforced. "I can't get it fraud free, and unfortunately that's just the reality of life. I can minimize it and we can certainly make examples of people that we catch," he added. Babst reports directly to the school board, so he's just as free to investigate high ranking employees if need be
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Be sure to watch the video.
And now the latest news on the trial of Lewis/Reid/Pope/Moody
Embedded in an AJC article about DeKalb's new DA was the this little tidbit:
James comes as prosecutors are preparing for the corruption trial of former schools Superintendent Crawford Lewis and three others charged with running a criminal enterprise at the school system. The trial was scheduled for January, but it has been pushed back several months while Lewis appeals the dismissal of his lawyer.