Thursday, June 20, 2019

CA’s A3 Education Indictment: The Counts of Sean McManus et al. | deutsch29

CA’s A3 Education Indictment: The Counts of Sean McManus et al. | deutsch29

CA’s A3 Education Indictment: The Counts of Sean McManus et al.

In this post, I offer excerpts of the 67 counts detailed in the 235-page indictmentof Sean McManus, Jason Schrock, and nine others who used weaknesses in California’s charter school laws to construct a network of fraud and launder $50M in public funds into their own pockets over the course of years. These 11 individuals (and unidentified others) did so by opening multiple charter schools and using companies, both pre-existing and newly-created, to establish a complex system of self-dealing– with little to no education actually happening via those exploited, educational dollars.
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McManus bio sketch for A3 Annual Conference
Courthouse News offers a summary of the fraud scheme and the resulting indictments in this May 29, 2019, article.
I wanted readers to be able to view some of the charges firsthand. I could not post all of them because of length. However, what I offer hear provides useful insight in how McManus’ et al. scheme operated.

Counts 1 and 4– Conspiracy to Commit a Crime

(Count 1) On or about and between January 1, 2016 and April 20, 2018, Sean Joesph McManus, Justin Kent Schmitt, Jason Alan Schrock, Nyla June Crider, Michelle Claudia Kalehua Kukahiko, and Kealii Troy Kukahiko did unlawfully conspire together and with another person or persons whose identity is unknown to commit the crime of Theft of Public Funds… Prodigy Athletes….
(Count 4) On or about and between January 1, 2016, and April 20, 2018,  CONTINUE READING: CA’s A3 Education Indictment: The Counts of Sean McManus et al. | deutsch29

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