Pa. woman accused of defrauding 3 charter schools

    Federal prosecutors have charged a suburban Philadelphia woman and four others in what they say was a scheme that defrauded three charter schools of more than $6.5 million.

    Authorities said Tuesday that 75-year-old Dorothy June Brown and four current and former charter school executives are charged in a 62-count indictment.
    It includes conspiracy to obstruct justice, wire fraud, obstruction and other counts.

    Prosecutors say Brown used her private management companies to defraud the Agora Cyber Charter School in Wayne and the Planet Abacus Charter School in Tacony. She’s also accused of defrauding the Laboratory Charter School of Communications and Languages, which has three Philadelphia locations.

    U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger says the money went to “general living expenses.” He says the defendants are being notified of the indictment.

    An attorney for Brown did not immediately return a telephone message.

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