Former DC education employee pleads guilty in bribery schemes

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A former management analyst for DC’s Office of the D.C. State Superintendent of Education pled guilty to federal charges in bribery schemes that fraudulently steered $480,000 to business owners.

Shauntell Harley, 48, of Washington, D.C., is likely to be sentenced to between 70 and 87 months in prison and fined up to $125,000, according to a statement released by U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu.

Under her plea agreement, Harley agrees to pay $100,400 in a forfeiture judgment and $488,311 in restitution.

Harley was involved in two separate schemes where the DC government paid businesses for services that were not performed, according to the statement.

Read the statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office detailing the schemes:

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