Fraud found in Alabama school system

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Former representative Sue Schmitz was found guilty of seven counts of fraud on Tuesday.

Schmitz’s charges are related to accepting more than $177,000 in salary from federally funded job in the two-year college system.

Chancellor Bradley Byrne says this corruption is not a reflection of the system.

"A lot of these people that have been involved in those scandals have moved on or they've been forced to move on so you are going to continue to see our prediction is people who used to work for us come up in a judicial setting but this is not a reflection on the people at this college or other colleges in this system nor is it a reflection of where we are in this system right now," says Chancellor Bradley Byrne of Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education.

Both representative, Mike Hubbard and Chancellor Byrnes, say allowing officials to double-dip must be stopped immediately.

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