Trial set for former Atlanta schools tech director

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Atlanta Public Schools’ former technology director is scheduled to go on trial Dec. 2 on bribery and fraud charges.

Federal prosecutors claim Jerome Oberlton, who worked as the school system’s chief information officer from 2004 to 2007, used his influence at the school system to award a $780,000 computer project and score a profit from the deal.

Oberlton’s alleged co-conspirator, Mahendra Patel, has pleaded guilty and could be called to testify.

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