Two men from northeast Georgia have been implicated in an ongoing bribery and racketeering case involving the Floyd County Board of Education in northwest Georgia.
WRGA Radio in Rome confirmed to AccessWDUN that 38-year old David Gary English of Hoschton and 46-year-old Rodney Don Holder of Dahlonega were arrested Thursday on charges of theft, racketeering and bribery. Their arrests, along with that of another man, bring the total number of arrests in the scheme to 13.
English is reported to be the owner of Southeastern Security Professionals and he's accused of defrauding the school system out of more than $60,000 over a three-year time period, while Holder is accused of aiding and abetting in the theft of more than $300,000 from the school system. WRGA reports that Holder was an account executive for Johnson Controls.
In addition to allegedly producing fraudulent invoices for work done for the school system, English and Holder are accused of giving money and Atlanta Hawks tickets to Derry Richardson, the former maintenance director for Floyd County Schools. The plan, according to arrest records, was for Richardson to give them preferential treatment on bids.
Richardson and nine other suspects were arrested in June 2016.
Investigators told WRGA more arrests could be forthcoming.