Updated: Three more arrested in connection with Floyd County Schools’ RICO case. Floyd County Police say more arrests expected.

Updated: Three more arrested in connection with Floyd County Schools’ RICO case. Floyd County Police say more arrests expected.

From Floyd County Jail Report

From Floyd County Police: As the Floyd County Board of Education RICO criminal investigations continues, the Floyd County Police made three additional arrest early this morning. The following subjects were arrested:

  1. David Gary English – Theft, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization, and bribery.
  2. Rodney Don Holder -Theft, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization, and bribery.
  3. Charles Raiden Sherman – Theft and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization.

The investigation will continue and other arrests are expected to be made.

According to the Floyd County Jail Report: English, age 38, is from Hoschton, Ga.; Holder, age 46, from Dahlonega, Ga.; and Sherman, age 70, is from Rome.

WRGA report: According to the arrest warrants, both men are charged with racketeering for their alleged involvement in the devised scheme to defraud the school system through the use of false, fictitious, and fraudulent invoices.

English and Holder are also charged with bribery for allegedly giving money and Atlanta Hawks tickets to former maintenance director Derry Richardson in hopes of getting preferential treatment and to be chosen to perform work for the school system.

English, who is the owner of Southeastern Security Professionals, is also charged with theft by taking.

He is accused of taking more $60,000 from the Floyd County Board of Education between September of 2011 and December of 2014.

Holder, who is additionally charged with being a party to the crime of theft, is accused of aiding and abetting in the theft of more than $300,000 from the school system. The warrant states that Holder produced a fraudulent invoice while an account executive for Johnson Controls.

Ten people were arrested, including Richardson, in June 2016 on theft and other charges stemming from mismanagement of the Floyd County School System’s maintenance operation. The state began seizing property belonging to Richardson on April 2015 under Georgia’s RICO Statute. The complaint alleges that Richardson and others engaged in and committed at least two or more acts of racketeering activity in violating state law relating to theft against the school system. Background

 

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