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Man Pleads Guilty In School Renovation Case

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former employee of the District of Columbia Public Schools has pleaded guilty in a case involving renovations at a city school.

Charles White, 38, of Camp Springs, Md., pleaded guilty Monday to supplementation of government salary, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia said in a statement.

According to the government, White was responsible for getting bids for a renovation project at J.O. Wilson Elementary School in 2008 and helped a friend without any professional renovation experience get selected.

After the friend was paid, White was given $20,300 he believed was payment for work he did for his friend’s child care company as well as getting his friend selected to do the renovation.

White faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 16.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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