Court docs shed light on South County (Calif.) Schools construction projects

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Grand Jury testimony released Tuesday describes the tight-knit relationships between contractors, administrators and board members at three South County school districts and sheds light on how lucrative contracts were awarded under bond programs.

In the documents, one architect testifies that campaign contribution requests were more prevalent in the South Bay “than in any other part of the state.”

The transcripts led to 232 felony and misdemeanor criminal charges against 15 defendants in an investigation into school construction projects. Each defendant has entered a not guilty plea.

More than 4,000 pages were ordered unsealed Tuesday by Superior Court Judge Ana Espana.

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