May 14 | San Francisco Chronicle

Current and former staff allegedly misused $15 million

By Jill Tucker

Six current and former San Francisco Unified School District employees, including an ex-associate superintendent, are facing a total of 205 felony charges for allegedly misappropriating $15 million in public funds, prosecutors said Tuesday.

A three-year investigation found the defendants illegally redirected government grants that were supposed to be used for after-school and health programs for a variety of purposes, including lining their own pockets, prosecutors said. The six allegedly diverted a total of $250,000 over 10 years for their personal use.

"All of this money was inappropriately used," said District Attorney George Gascón. "We had people in positions of trust diverting money frequently for personal use. This is one of the worst kinds of corruption."

 

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