11 Atlanta educators convicted of racketeering

Diane Buckner-Webb (Dunbar Elementary School teacher)

* Guilty of racketeering
* Guilty of two counts of false statements

Donald Bullock (Usher Collier Heights elementary testing)
* Guilty of racketeering
* Guilty of two counts of false statements
* Guilty of one count of false swearing
* Acquitted of one count of false statements

Pamela Cleveland (Dunbar ES teacher)
* Guilty of racketeering
* Guilty of two counts of false statements

Theresia Copeland (Benteen ES testing coordinator)
* Guilty of racketeering
* Guilty of false statements
* Acquitted of theft by taking

Tamara Cotman (School Reform Team Executive Director)
* Guilty of racketeering

Dessa Curb (Dobbs ES teacher)
* Acquitted of racketeering
* Acquitted of two counts of false statements

Dana Evans (Dobbs ES Principal)
* Guilty of racketeering
* Guilty of false statements
* Acquitted of three counts of false statements

Tabeeka Jordan (Deerwood Academy, Asst. Principal)
* Guilty of racketeering
* Acquitted of theft by taking
* Acquitted of false statements

Michael Pitts (School Reform Team executive director)
* Guilty of racketeering
* Guilty of influencing witnesses

Shani Robinson (Dunbar ES teacher)
* Guilty of racketeering
* Guilty of false statements

Sharon Davis Williams (School Reform Team Exec. Director)
* Guilty of racketeering
* Acquitted of two counts of false statements

Angela Williamson (Dobbs ES teacher)
* Guilty of racketeering
* Guilty of two counts of false statements
* Guilty of two counts of false swearing

Judge Baxter ordered the convicted defendants to be taken into custody immediately after the verdict was read.

“The compelling reason is that they have just been convicted,” Baxter said. “They have been convicted and that’s enough for me. I have sat here for six months and listened to this whole thing.”

In addition to the 12 defendants who stood trial, 21 more took plea deals and received probation, paid fines, performed community service — and will eventually have their records wiped clean.

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/2015/04/01/aps-cheating-trial-verdict/25018765/

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