Duval County School Security Investigation

Number 14354
Subject Education
Source WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, Fla.)
State
Year 1997
Publication Date Jan. - June
Summary 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.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 24
Keywords TAPE;school board
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