Charter School Operator Sent to Prison

Took $90,000 in scholarship money and other student accounts.

Philly.com reports that a former charter school operator has been sentenced to three years in prison for taking $90,000 in student-related money. “Masai Skief, 32, was the chief executive officer of the Harambee Institute of Science in West Philadelphia. He also served as chief administrator of the Harambee Institute Inc., a related non-profit organization, that provides children with vocational training. Skief pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud in August 2013, but even after agreeing to the plea, he allegedly continued to steal $12,000 from the Harambee Institute.”

 

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  • Dresden PlayswithDeath Diaz

    As if education in the city isn’t hard enough to come by. Charter schools are a great new resource in Philly, we need them because the city fails to support the public schools. But people like this, simply taking advantage of our learning generation, its a real shame. Should have gotten a ten year minimum.