mcloudy.png
Sunday March 29th, 2020 8:32AM

Ex-superintendent ordered to pay $47M to Bibb County schools

By The Associated Press

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A former Bibb County schools superintendent has been ordered to pay more than $47 million to the district he once led.

News outlets report U.S. District Judge Marc Treadwell in Macon issued the ruling Tuesday against 50-year-old Romain Dallemand in a lawsuit brought by the school district. The figure includes $24.6 million in punitive damages.

Dallemand was Bibb's school superintendent from 2011 to 2013. He ignited controversies when he announced plans to close schools, cut teacher staffs, teach Mandarin to all students and institute a year-round school calendar. He allegedly received hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks.

Dallemand was sentenced in February to eight months in federal prison for tax fraud. He didn't attend Tuesday's hearing.

Jerry Lumley, an attorney for the schools, said Dallemand's actions victimized the community.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Online - Georgia News, AP Online Headlines - Georgia News
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
'Taco Tuesday' debate hits close to home for fast-food chain
Fast-food chain Taco John's is stirring a debate in its hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming, over its claim to "Taco Tuesday."
7:23PM ( 6 minutes ago )
The Latest: DOJ says 2 Epstein guards are placed on leave
The Justice Department says two guards assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein when he killed himself in jail have been placed on administrative leave
7:11PM ( 18 minutes ago )
Trump amplifies conspiracy theories from perch of presidency
With a pair of weekend retweets, President Donald Trump amplified an unfounded conspiracy theory. It was hardly the first time.
7:11PM ( 18 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Georgia's Abrams announces voter protection program
Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has announced a multimillion-dollar initiative to staff and fund voter protection teams in battleground states across the country ahead of the 2020 elections
6:08PM ( 1 hour ago )
Braves' Riley won't need surgery, Swanson still rehabbing
Rookie outfielder Austin Riley will not need surgery on his injured right knee and expects to return to the Atlanta lineup in about two weeks
5:41PM ( 1 hour ago )
Dreadful heat, humidity invade South as misery continues
States from Texas to South Carolina were under heat advisories and warnings Tuesday, when it felt like 119 degrees (48 Celsius) in West Memphis, Arkansas _ and forecasters said even more scorching conditions were possible by day's end.
5:35PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Online - Georgia News
AP Online Headlines - Georgia News
'Taco Tuesday' debate hits close to home for fast-food chain
Fast-food chain Taco John's is stirring a debate in its hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming, over its claim to "Taco Tuesday."
7:23PM ( 6 minutes ago )
The Latest: DOJ says 2 Epstein guards are placed on leave
The Justice Department says two guards assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein when he killed himself in jail have been placed on administrative leave
7:11PM ( 18 minutes ago )
Trump amplifies conspiracy theories from perch of presidency
With a pair of weekend retweets, President Donald Trump amplified an unfounded conspiracy theory. It was hardly the first time.
7:11PM ( 18 minutes ago )
The plight of the monarchs: Trump order weakens protections
Monarch butterflies are among the struggling species that will be harder to protect as the Trump administration moves to weaken Endangered Species Act
7:10PM ( 19 minutes ago )
2 guards suspended and warden reassigned after Epstein death
Two guards assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein the night he apparently killed himself in jail have been placed on leave and the warden has been reassigned as federal authorities investigate his death
7:01PM ( 28 minutes ago )