Reid, Lewis, Pope
Reid, Lewis, Pope

DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS ATLANTA, Reporter Newspapers broadcast partner) – A DeKalb County judge sentenced the former superintendent and chief operating officer of DeKalb County Schools to prison time on Monday for their involvement in racketeering.

Patricia Reid, former chief operating officer for the DeKalb County School District, was accused of steering multimillion-dollar projects toward her then-husband, Tony Pope.

Pope and Reid were married at the time when Reid served as the DeKalb County School District’s COO and redirected more than $1.4 million in contracts to Pope’s architecture firm.

Prosecutors said Reid canceled bids with construction companies and used the district’s money in contracts that were awarded to a company owned by Pope.

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