Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Michael Bonds, former MPS board president, accused of taking kickbacks from charter school execs

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Michael Bonds, former president of the Milwaukee Public Schools board of directors, was charged in federal court in Philadelphia on Thursday in an alleged bribery scheme involving a company that operated several charter schools, including three in Milwaukee.

Bonds is accused of conspiracy and violations of the Travel Act for allegedly accepting kickbacks from executives of the Philadelphia-based Universal Companies in return for votes beneficial to the company between 2014 and 2016. Two unnamed executives of the Philadelphia-based company were implicated in the scheme but not charged.

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