One by one they all fall . . . all dispositioned to accept the bait.
Recently, Norman Shy, a 74 year-old businessman was charged with paying nearly $1 million in kickbacks to 13 of Detroit Public Schools officials. He copped a deal, which included bringing down 13 school officials in order to minimize the punishment of imprisonment for the profit he made. He did not deliver the products he sold to the schools, but paid the 13 in gifts to look the other way.
The CrimeDivas in this scandal includes: Kenyatta Wilbourn Snapp ,Clara Flowers, 61,Beverly Campbell,66,Gerlma Johnson, 56,Tanya Bowman, 48, Josette Buendia, 50, Willye Pearsall, 65,Tia’ Von Moore-Patton, 46, Clara Smith, 67,Nina Graves-Hicks, 52. Unfortunately, they will get the ‘punishment’ end of the deal, not Mr. Shy. These college educated, professional women face up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 on charges of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery.
According to the court records, the FBI was investigating Detroit Public Schools (DPS) and information by state auditors led to the corruption case.
DeVine thoughts: I would guess if you asked anyone of these women, if they could change things would they have not participated in the scandal I believe each would say, no. Unfortunately, the realities of the consequences are after the fact. I hope that for others their trials will serve as an example not to fall for the greed trap. That is–the greed in our nature and those in others, like Mr. Shy.
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