OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A Georgia businesswoman has pleaded guilty to federal charges of paying bribes to a former superintendent of schools in Greenville, Miss.
Edna Goble entered the plea Monday to one count in federal court in Oxford shortly before her trial was scheduled to begin. No sentencing date has been set.
Goble, of Conyers, Ga., faces 10 counts of providing things of value to former superintendent Harvey Franklin Sr. in exchange for a consulting contract with the Greenville Public School District.
Goble is founder and president of Teach Them to Read Inc., a reading-intervention company that was paid $1.4 million by the Greenville district, according to court documents.
Franklin pleaded guilty in 2012 to accepting $47,000 in bribes from Goble. He has not been sentenced.
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