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Resource ID: #14354
Subject: Education
Source: WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Date: Jan. - June

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The stories exposed illegal purchases and questionable hiring by the Duval County school security office, headed by Assistant Superintendent Joe Seager. The stories helped spur a federal investigation that led to the indictment of Seager and prominent local businessman Norman Abraham on charges of extortion, mail fraud and money laundering. Major findings: Seager tried to steer contracts, made large purchases without board approval, took kickbacks, bought faulty security equipment, got his job through political favoritism and hired a security official who'd been caught running naked through a school gym.

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