December 20, 2016

Trial Sate Set In Vigo County School Corp Kickback Scheme

Crime scene tape surrounded the parking lot as the FBI raided the Vigo County School Corporation offices in Terre Haute in June. - Harrison Wagner/WFIU-WTIU

Crime scene tape surrounded the parking lot as the FBI raided the Vigo County School Corporation offices in Terre Haute in June.

Harrison Wagner/WFIU-WTIU

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A trial date has been set for two former Vigo County School Corp. employees accused in an over-billing kickback scheme that cost the school district over $80,000.

The (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star reported Monday that the trial is Feb. 21.

Both former facilities and transportation support Franklin Fennell and former school security liaison Frank Shahadey have pleaded not guilty. They were indicted last week.

Shahadey is expected in court Tuesday. He faces wire fraud and theft or bribery involving programs receiving federal funds.

Fennell is due in court on Jan. 4. He was indicted on wire fraud, theft or bribery involving programs receiving federal funds and lying to federal agents.

Shahadey is a former county deputy and remains in custody while awaiting trial. Fennell was released on his own recognizance.

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