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Sentencing in Dekalb Schools Corruption Case

12/9/2013, 1:35 p.m.
A DeKalb County judge sentenced two people involved in the school contruction scandal to prison time on Monday, December 9.
Former DeKalb County Schools Chief Operating Officer Pat Reid and her ex-husband Tony Pope were sentenced on Monday, December 9. Photo courtesy of Fox 5 Atlanta.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Former DeKalb County Schools Chief Operating Officer Pat Reid and her ex-husband Tony Pope were sentenced on Monday, Dec. 9, for their involvement in the Dekalb schools contraction scandal, per WSB-TV.

The judge sentenced Reid to serve 15 years in prison and Pope to serve 8 years in prison on racketeering charges. Reid and Pope were facing a combined 95 years behind bars.

Both were found guilty of racketeering in connection to accusations that Reid used her influence to get Pope more than $1 million worth of work on school projects. Reid was also found guilty of an additional theft by taking charge and was found not guilty on two additional theft charges. Pope, an architect, was found not guilty of one additional theft charge.

Former DeKalb superintendent Crawford Lewis sentenced to year in prison.