Ex-Detroit Public Schools principal faces up to 3 years in prison for $2.7 million fraud
Detroit — A former Detroit Public School principal faces 30 to 37 months in prison for his role in a $2.7 million fraud scheme at the district lasting from 2009 to 2015.
Stanley Johnson, 62-year-old former principal of Hutchinson Elementary, pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. District Court Judge George Caram Steeh to a charge of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery. He retired from DPS effective April 16.
“Mr. (Norman) Shy approached with (the idea of) ordering goods from him,” Johnson told the judge during his plea. Shy, a former school supplies vendor, is the accused ringleader of the scheme.
“I would sign off on a package and (Shy) would submit an invoice to Detroit Public Schools,” Johnson said. “In return there was money given to me.”