Twelve current and former Detroit school principals were among 14 people accused of bribery and other crimes Tuesday by federal officials.
Investigators allege that Norman Shy, the owner of longtime Detroit Public Schools vendor Allstate Sales, would submit fraudulent invoices for chairs, paper and other supplies. To ensure the invoices would be approved, prosecutors claim Sly paid out more than $900,000 in cash, gift cards and checks to school officials.
In return, Sly's company received $2.7 million from the district for supplies that were delivered in far lesser quantities than promised or were never delivered at all.
DETROIT — In 2002, Norman Shy was settling into his new, custom-built mansion in Farmington Hills, Mich. — complete with an indoor lap pool, massive marble foyer, paneled library, movie theater and nine bathrooms.
Life was good for the school supply vendor.
But behind the glamour was a scammer, prosecutors allege in a federal criminal case, and he would go undetected for years.
Here, in this 11,000-square-foot estate, public records show, is where the central figure in a Detroit school corruption case lived for years while allegedly cheating the Detroit Public Schools out of millions of dollars with the help of 12 principals and one administrator. Shy's home was featured in a Michigan House Envy article in the Detroit Free Press in 2013. He sold the home in November 2014.
holy shit i know that house, it was on teen cribs on mtv or whatever that kids cribs show was a while back, i was trying to fuck one of the dudes daughters. lolSo, when US funds a coup and topple a foreign leader, their lavish lifestyle makes headlines. But when our own embezzle government funds, no one gives a shit.
BTW, that was a sweet crib, I have a feeling he will not enjoy his shared prison cell much.