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UT Watchdog Articles on SUHSD Corruption Case

Union Tribune links to Sweetwater corruption case: South County transcripts released Contractor: ‘They drank all my liquor’ Contractor: Officials demanded meals Contractor: Gandara took check, said thanks Brand: Sweetwater ways ‘didn’t seem right’ Defense: Contractor fudged reports Luau launched Sweetwater … Continue reading

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Embarrassed by an attorney’s actions

Mr. Kevin O’Neill | Sat, Mar 23 2013 12:00 PM Attn.: Dan Shinoff ref: CV Star News Having read your two letters of February 24, 2013 to BOC Chairman Marinovich, I am both embarrassed for and disappointed in your firm. … Continue reading

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Being Challenged to a Fight

On January 7, 2013, I attended the court proceedings dealing with corruption allegations surrounding current school members, a past school board member, contractors, our former superintendent, and others. What occurred in the courtroom on January 7th was mostly procedural in … Continue reading

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South Bay corruption probe triples in size

Prosecutors had charged four officials last year, all with ties to Sweetwater Union High School District — former Superintendent Jesus Gandara, school board members Pearl Quiñones and Arlie Ricasa and former board member Greg Sandoval. They have pleaded not guilty. … Continue reading

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Indictments in SUHSD

A criminal grand jury in December indicted the group of current and former officials from Sweetwater Union High School and San Ysidro school districts and the Southwestern Community College District on charges ranging from perjury and filing false statements to … Continue reading

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Grand Jury Indictments hit SUHSD.. again

A grand jury has indicted San Ysidro School District Superintendent Manuel Paul and Sweetwater Union High School District board members Jim Cartmill and Bertha Lopez, according to a criminal defense attorney who represents all three. Two other Sweetwater school board … Continue reading

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