NORTHVILLE, Mich. — A suburban Detroit school official who was paid $6,500 after her district bought education materials from a vendor has pleaded guilty.
Deanna Barash admits that she deleted emails to try to thwart an investigation by agents and a federal grand jury. Barash was an assistant superintendent in the Northville district.
She directed the district to pay $45,000 to Purpose Prep for social-emotional learning materials. Barash says she received $6,500 from Purpose and also had an agreement for a slice of future profits.
Barash's latest job was in the West Bloomfield district. She quit in March just before the charge was filed.
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