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PG County School Board member indicted for fraudulently getting her child free lunch

A Prince George’s County School Board member has been indicted for fraudulently getting free school lunches for her child, ABC 7’s Brad Bell reported Tuesday.

Lyn Mundey has been indicted on charges of theft, fraud and filing false documents. It’s alleged Mundey’s child received more than $1300 worth of free lunches through the federal USDA low income meals program. It’s also alleged that Mundey falsely claimed low and no income to win the benefit even as she worked as an a management analyst at the Government Accountability office and as a school board member.

Mundey was named by county executive Rushern Baker to fill a vacancy on the Prince George’s County school board in 2013 she was called “an advocate for public education.”

According to an email obtained by ABC7 News a federal investigator informed the school system in April that Mundey was among several government accountability office employees “receiving free lunch despite earning salaries much greater than the 133 percent of the poverty rate” which is the threshold for the program. It goes on to say Mundey listed “no income at all in 2011 and 2012.”

Mundey resigned from the school board on June 1 effective August 24 but there are those who believe she should leave now.

More to come on this story.

via WJLA

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L.A. Unified delays release of audit on school with ties to candidate

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A charter school with ties to L.A. school board candidate Ref Rodriguez is the subject of an audit withheld from public release. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

An audit of a charter school co-founded by a Board of Education candidate has been withheld from public release at the request of a school board member, L.A. Unified district officials have confirmed.

Two well-placed district sources said that the release of the audit was delayed at the request of school board member Monica Garcia, a political ally of candidate Ref Rodriguez. Rodriguez works for the charter organization.

L.A. Unified School District general counsel David Holmquist confirmed that a board member requested the delay, but would not specify which one.

Garcia did not respond to attempts to reach her through her staff and email.

Rodriguez would not comment until he had reviewed the document, his campaign manager said.

Insiders who read the audit said it was not overly critical of the school and that the charter’s management agreed with many findings. The audit faults the charter for failing to consistently follow some required business practices, they said.

Lakeview Charter Academy is among the local campuses run by PUC Schools, which have a generally solid reputation as academically sound and popular with parents.

Senior district officials, who were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter, said a board member wanted the audit handled in private because it could result in litigation. It’s permissible under state law to keep discussions about potential litigation confidential.

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