United States v. John and Susan Ross
The Rosses have both been indicted on 47 counts of mail fraud, money laundering, theft of government funds and copyright infringement. According to the indictment, while working as the school district’s director for the federal “Title I” program for disadvantaged students, Susan Ross operated a company, which worked with a second company to create unauthorized copies of text books, which were sold to the district at inflated prices. John was allegedly in on the gig as well. The Rosses allegedly pocketed $4.7 million from the scheme.
This case is geting feisty.
Prosecutors have filed a motion to disqualify defense counsel (due to possible conflict of interests).
The FBI has frozen the defense atty’s bank account (which allegedly contains some of the dirty funds).
Defense counsel accused the Judge of bias and declared that he will file a motion to have her recuse herself.
Should be interesting.