Atlanta Public School Teachers Cheating Scandal Has Come Down To Their Sentenced

Atlanta Public School Teachers Cheating Scandal
Has Come Down To Their Sentenced
BHR Hollywood Reports.......Here was nothing routine about a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Atlanta that wrote the final legal chapter of one of the most massive school cheating scandals in the country.

Educators were convicted April 1 of racketeering and other lesser crimes related to inflating test scores of children from struggling schools. One teacher was acquitted.

Jerry Baxter
One by one, they stood, alongside their attorneys, before Fulton
County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter.

Tamara Cotman, Sharon Davis Williams, and Michael Pitts were sentenced to 20 years (seven to serve), 2000 hours of community service, $25,000 fine, and no first offender status.
throughout the five-month trial, Baxter has been pointed.


Until Monday, he said he planned to sentence the educators to prison. When verdicts were reached, he ordered them directly to jail.

But on Monday he changed his mind and decided to allow prosecutors to offer them deals that would have allowed them to avoid the possible 20-year sentence that racketeering carries.

Atlanta Public Schools Teachers
And that's why there were sparks when some of the educators, flanked by their attorneys, did not directly and readily admit their responsibility.

Angela Williams received five years (one to serve), 1500 hours of community service, and $5,000 fine.

Tabeeka Jordan received five years (two to serve), 1500 hours of community service, and $5,000 fine.

Theresia Copeland was sentenced to five years (one to serve), 1000 hours of community service.

Donald Bullock took the deal and will have to serve five years probation, six months of weekends served in jail, 1500 hours of community service.


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