2 face sentencing in Detroit schools corruption case - WNEM TV 5

2 face sentencing in Detroit schools corruption case

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A corrupt businessman who sold supplies to the Detroit school district is returning to court for his sentence in a case that has snagged a dozen principals.

Norman Shy and former administrator Clara Flowers are scheduled to appear Tuesday in federal court in Detroit.

Investigators say bogus invoices were submitted for chairs, paper and other supplies, some of which were never delivered. In return, gift cards, cash and checks were given to school employees. The government says the 74-year-old Shy paid about $900,000 in kickbacks.

All but one of the principals has pleaded guilty. Flowers pleaded guilty to accepting $325,000 in cash, gift cards and other favors.

Principals in Detroit were responsible for ordering supplies and selecting vendors.

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