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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

3 hours, 19 Minutes, and 10 Seconds.....

Marcus May was arrested and jailed in Pensacola this morning.  He spent 3 hours, 19 minutes, and 10 seconds in custody before posting bail....


Marcus May, the owner of multiple charter schools nationwide and former executive of Newpoint Partners, was jailed today in Pensacola and slapped with a $600,000.00 bond.

Local News outlets did not cover this story but this station out of Tampa did.

I worked very closely with the whistleblower that worked for May locally that blew the lid off of this story two and a half years ago.  I'm very happy that May will face justice for what he did.

I am equally happy to hear that the circumstances that led to May getting away with how he pulled this alleged fraud off locally are now being looked at in earnest.  they should be, and I have been talking about this for some time now.  The local board had a role to play in preventing this scheme from going on for so long--if only we had been told and not deliberatley misled, perhaps these issues would have come to light sooner....

Others are taking note and talking about this as well.  How could the warnings and the reports have been ignored?  How?

How could reports of nefarious conduct be kept from the local school board while this charter operated locally?  How?

I am looking forward to seeing these questions answered.  I'm looking forward to learning why this particular charter school was given a pass and why employees were prevented from telling the school board about all these problems.  I hope justice is carried out on that front as well.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! Hopefully, heads that need to roll will roll!

Anonymous said...

Good news! Hopefully, other heads will roll!

phil Woolley said...

Thank you so much, Jeff Bergosh.