Former EAA Principal indicted on conspiracy, bribery charges

A former principal for the Educational Achievement Authority has been indicted on multiple charges including conspiracy and bribery.

The United State's Attorney's Office of Eastern Michigan unsealed the indictment that charged Kenyetta Wilbourn Snapp with five five different crimes that occured between August 2012 and November 2014. Also charged in the indictment was Glynis Thornton, whose company, Making a Difference Everyday (M.A.D.E.), provided after-school tutoring services, and Paulette Horton, who was an independent contractor working
for M.A.D.E.

The U.S. Attorney claims  Snapp selected M.A.D.E. for afterschool tutoring at two schools in exchange for money from Thornton. The attorney says Thornton disguised the payments by making checks payable to Horton rather than paying Snapp directly. Horton would withdraw the money give it to Snapp, the U.S. Attorney says.

The former EAA Principal is also charged with tax evasion and failing to file taxes.

"It is incredibly disheartening when school officials and vendors steal money that was intended to educate students, as these charges allege," U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade said. "We appreciate the full cooperation of the EAA in this matter."

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