Ex-school superintendent serving time for bribery
Published: January 8,2014
GREENVILLE — Former Greenville Public School District superintendent Harvey Franklin has reported to prison to begin serving more than six years in a federal bribery case related to a $1.4 million reading program for children.
Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke says the 57-year-old Franklin arrived Monday at a minimum security prison in Montgomery, Ala.
Franklin pleaded guilty in August 2012. He was sentenced to 76 months on Nov. 13 for taking more than $270,000 in bribes to influence the school board to use the program. He also was ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution.
Franklin’s lawyer, Julie Ann Epps, filed a notice on Dec. 6 that they are appealing the case to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
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