Former school official enters plea in fraud case

A former Pontiac school administrator has pleaded guilty in the theft of $236,000 from the financially troubled Oakland County district.
AP Wire
Oct 10, 2012

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Jumanne Sledge, 41, entered a plea to unlawful conversion of school funds Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

Sledge had served as head associate superintendent in the district, north of Detroit.

Authorities said a district employee was directed in 2010 to write a vendor check payable to "Leadership Academy." They said the check went into an account controlled by Sledge, and about $200,000 later went into another account and went to pay personal expenses.

Sledge faces up to 30 months in prison and could be ordered to repay the $236,000. He also has forfeited his Jaguar luxury car and $34,000 in cash.

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