RIVER ROUGE, Michigan — A former River Rouge school official has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for a bribery and mail fraud scheme that cost her suburban Detroit district $160,000.
U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman sentenced 53-year-old Dolores Reid on Wednesday. A jury convicted her Nov. 15.
The Southfield woman was the River Rouge schools' director of state and federal programs and was accused of accepted thousands of dollars for steering business to a business that tutored students under the No Child Left Behind Act.
She was accused of falsely telling parents of students entering River Rouge High School that the program was mandatory.