Pa. jury mostly deadlocks on Philly charter school fraud

    A jury in Philadelphia has deadlocked on dozens of charges in a $6 million school fraud case, while acquitting a charter school founder of witness tampering and five other counts.

    The indictment charges that Dorothy June Brown took multiple salaries from several schools and earned additional income from consulting fees.

    Prosecutors say the 76-year-old Brown made $2 million in one year alone.

    The jury previously acquitted two aides charged in the case, before breaking for the holidays and resuming deliberations. Two other aides pleaded guilty before trial.

    Brown is part of a well-known family in Philadelphia.

    Her husband, Bill, led a commission that investigated the city’s 1985 MOVE bombing. Her brother, Harold Hairston, is a former city fire commissioner.

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