Emails lead to data-changing conviction in Ohio

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Monday, August 4, 2014

Hundreds of employees changed millions of records of thousands of students over a decade or more. But it was six emails that brought down Steve Tankovich.

They were only a few sentences long. He didn’t even respond to them. He merely forwarded them to a Columbus City Schools data analyst, who printed them out and kept them.

Those emails led Tankovich to plead to a felony last week, his attorney said.

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