The jury handed down a verdict today about 4 PM rendering Pat Reid (FKA Pat Pope) and her ex-husband Anthony (Tony) Pope guilty of racketeering.
By Rhonda Cook
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A DeKalb County jury convicted former school district chief operating officer Pat Reid and her ex-husband, architect Tony Pope, of stealing from the school system by manipulating millions of dollars in construction contracts.
The jury found the former couple guilty of racketeering. Jurors also found Reid guilty on one of two theft charges and found Pope not guilty on a theft charge.
Reid, who oversaw the district’s vehicle fleet as well as its construction had been charged with theft for buying her county-owned Ford Explorer at one-third its value. Reid and Pope also were accused of theft for billing the district for an attorney for Pope.
The jury reached its decision after deliberating over most of three days.
(Thanks to the AJC for letting us have this one for free!)