Superintendent Indicted

Linda Schrenko
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Former state schools Superintendent Linda Schrenko's corruption trial is scheduled to begin in federal court in Atlanta on March sixth.

US District Court Judge Clarence Cooper set the date for Schrenko and her co-defendants, computer executive Stephan Botes and Peter Steyn, chief financial officer of Botes' Computer Consulting Services Corporation.

Schrenko faces charges in an alleged scheme to steal more than 600-thousand dollars in federal education money. All three have pleaded not guilty.

Federal authorities say about 250-thousand dollars was diverted to Schrenko's failed campaign for governor in 2002.

Schrenko became the first woman elected to partisan statewide office in 1994.