A federal jury found three defendants guilty on Tuesday in a bribery and kickback scheme at a now-defunct Ohio charter school.
Government prosecutors had charged that two board members, the superintendent and an outside contractor for Arise! Academy in Dayton had shared nearly $500,000 and other perks as part of the scam.
Testimony in the two-week trial ended on Friday in U.S. District Court in Columbus. The jury began deliberating on Monday.
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