4 Sentenced in Bribery Case Linked to Ohio Charter School

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Four people have been sentenced in a federal bribery case linked to an Ohio charter school, including the school’s former superintendent.

Prosecutors say officials with the former Arise Academy took bribes including cash from North Carolina-based Global Educational Consultants in exchange for awarding the firm an unbid contract.

The government said Friday the school’s superintendent, 44-year-old Shane Floyd of Strongsville, was sentenced to 84 months in prison.

Arise board chairman, 45-year-old Christopher Martin of Springfield, was sentenced to 60 months in prison, while Kristal Screven of Dayton, also of Arise, was sentenced to 27 months in prison.

The government says 48-year-old Carl Robinson, of Durham, North Carolina, who operated Global Educational Consultants, was sentenced to 78 months in prison.