Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Should the cosmetic surgeon also be charged with fraud?

I mean the photo accompanying the article is recent, so it’s an ‘after’ shot.
Former Ga. Schools Chief Pleads Guilty

ATLANTA (AP) -- A former state schools superintendent pleaded guilty Wednesday to fraud and money laundering, ending her trial on charges alleging she embezzled $600,000 in federal education aid to fund a failed campaign for governor and pay for a face lift.

Linda Schrenko, 56, will serve eight years in prison under the plea bargain. She also agreed to hand over other evidence and drop her right to appeal.

The former Georgia schools superintendent had been on trial for about two weeks in federal court. Prosecutors alleged the money was used to underwrite Schrenko's failed 2002 campaign for governor, cosmetic surgery and for other extras, including a television, computer and a down payment on a car...


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