Five Charged In School Corruption Case

The former Wayne County school maintenance director and his assistant are among five people charged in a public corruption case.

Federal prosecutors say Danny Lee Langley and Earl Rhodes helped a Johnston County roofing contractor win various projects in a cash kickback scheme.

Contractors Pamela Turner and David Tedder, both of Selma, have already pleaded guilty in the case. Turner, owner of All American Roofing and Construction, pled guilty to structuring transactions to evade reporting requirements. Tedder pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery.

Also charged with obstruction in making a false statements to a federal agent is Jimmie Farmer of Goldsboro. Farmer is the director of development and safety at Goldsboro Housing Authority. He is accused of creating and backdating bid documents and lying to the feds.

The FBI and the IRS conducted the investigation along with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

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