Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Karp, ’95 graduate, spotlights corruption, sends Chicago schools chief to jail

Maneater alumna Sarah Karp’s investigative work led to the indictment and guilty plea to the Chicago Public School CEO for steering $23 million in contracts to a former employer for a 10 percent kickback.

When Zachary Fardon, assistant U.S. attorney for Northern Illinois, announced the indictment of Barbara Byrd-Bennett he noted that it was Karp’s work that led the Chicago Board of Education Inspector General and the FBI to closely scrutinize the deal.

Byrd-Bennett plead guilty on Oct. 13 to one count of wire fraud and prosecutors are recommending she spend about 7.5 years in prison for her crime. She is expected to be sentenced early next year.
Read more about Karp’s work here.

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