Vigo County School Corp Employees to Face Trial for Kickbacks

By Andrew Pillow

Two former Vigo County School employees accused in an over-billing kickback scheme, are set to stand trial on February 21.

Franklin Fennell and Frank Shahadey are alleged to have masterminded a scheme that cost the school district over $80,000. Both were indicted last week and both have pleaded not guilty.

Shahadey is facing charges of wire fraud, theft or bribery. Fennell is facing the same charges and accused of lying to federal agents.

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.