(DETROIT FREE PRESS) — In its latest crackdown on school corruption in Detroit, the federal government today launched a legal bomb targeting 12 current and former Detroit Public School principals, one administrator and a vendor — all of them charged with running a nearly $1-million bribery and kickback scheme involving school supplies that were rarely ever delivered.
The vendor at the heart of the alleged scheme is Norman Shy, owner of Allstate Sales — which sells school supplies and items including auditorium chairs and raised-line paper. He is charged with paying $908,500 in kickbacks to at least 12 DPS principals who used him as a school supply vendor in exchange for money.
According to court records, here’s how the scheme worked.
Advertisement - story continues below