EPIC may lose their contract with the State

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Binman4OSU

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https://twitter.com/AndreaEger/status/1539396062590509056

https://twitter.com/KTULNews/status/1539394121558786050

https://twitter.com/RobbyKorth/status/1539366556345544704

https://twitter.com/RobbyKorth/status/1539366559575072773
 

oks10

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Saw an article this morning that they found an "error" in their attendance algorithm too. State requires students that are absent longer than 14 consecutive days be removed from rolls. Their system was counting students present every 15th day which kept them on rolls and therefore kept their funding... Apparently they also discovered a relationship between the 3rd party software company and Epic co-founders.

Edit: Link added
https://kfor.com/news/local/oklahom...ds-algorithm-error-with-epic-charter-schools/
 
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Boomer.....

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Epic Charter Schools co-founders, former CFO arrested on racketeering charges

The founders of Epic Charter Schools and their longtime chief financial officer have been arrested on racketeering charges after a years-long probe of reported embezzlement and other misappropriation of state taxpayer funds.

Co-founders David Chaney, 43, and Ben Harris, 46, as well as Josh Brock, 40, were arrested by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation on Thursday morning and booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center on a host of alleged violations related to the state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as RICO.

Bonds for the three were set at $250,000 each.

The scheme is alleged to have cost the state of Oklahoma more than $22 million.

A damning October 2020 investigative audit by the state auditor and inspector found tens of millions of dollars in excessive administrative spending and questionable handling by EYS of $145 million in taxpayer funds budgeted for Epic student learning needs over a five-year period.

On Thursday, OSBI said their investigation found a “complicated criminal enterprise” that involved among other things: co-mingling of funds, excessive and unnecessary management fees, the use of Oklahoma tax dollars in California for a charter school Chaney and Harris founded there and to fund extensive political influencing here in Oklahoma, the concealment of profits, submission of false invoices to the state, and the illegal use of public employees for their private company.
 

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Epic Charter Schools co-founders, former CFO arrested on racketeering charges

The founders of Epic Charter Schools and their longtime chief financial officer have been arrested on racketeering charges after a years-long probe of reported embezzlement and other misappropriation of state taxpayer funds.

Co-founders David Chaney, 43, and Ben Harris, 46, as well as Josh Brock, 40, were arrested by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation on Thursday morning and booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center on a host of alleged violations related to the state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as RICO.

Bonds for the three were set at $250,000 each.

The scheme is alleged to have cost the state of Oklahoma more than $22 million.

A damning October 2020 investigative audit by the state auditor and inspector found tens of millions of dollars in excessive administrative spending and questionable handling by EYS of $145 million in taxpayer funds budgeted for Epic student learning needs over a five-year period.

On Thursday, OSBI said their investigation found a “complicated criminal enterprise” that involved among other things: co-mingling of funds, excessive and unnecessary management fees, the use of Oklahoma tax dollars in California for a charter school Chaney and Harris founded there and to fund extensive political influencing here in Oklahoma, the concealment of profits, submission of false invoices to the state, and the illegal use of public employees for their private company.
About damn time.
 

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https://twitter.com/AndreaEger/status/1488680573333872640
Unless you are pro-corruption in the handling of state government, then please vote out the state AG on Tuesday. I wouldn't be the least bit shocked if he took money from Epic co-founders, whether above or below the table to explain why he passed the case against Epic to Oklahoma County.
 
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