Ex-Detroit Public Schools principal sentenced to 15 months in prison over kickback scheme

Posted at 5:21 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 17:46:40-04

Another Detroit Public Schools principal on the take in an elaborate kickback scheme has been sentenced to prison.

Stanley Johnson, 62, promised to payback his kickbacks, $84,000. He did just a few days ago and apologized to the judge this morning. But Federal Judge George Steeh did not left Johnson off the hook sentencing him to 15 months in prison.

Steeh commented this started back in 2009 when former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was busted for corruption and these principals should have learned from that case.

Johnson is among almost a dozen principals and one assistant superintendent who pleaded guilty in a $2.7 million dollar kickback scheme in which they submitted fake invoices for school supplies that were never delivered.

One principal did not take a deal and is set for trial in December.

All of the others either retired or were fired from DPS after they were charged and are no longer working in the district.