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PG School Board Member Accused Of Fraud

A Prince George’s County school board member is under indictment on fraud charges.  Prosecutors say Lyn Mundey received more than 13-hundred dollars worth of school lunches by falsely claiming her income was low enough to qualify for the federal program.  Mundey was already resigning from the school board in two weeks but now there’s a call for her to step down immediately.  She had been working as a management analyst at the Government Accountability Office and was on the school board when she claimed she earned no income in 2011 and 2012.

Documents: Woman Shot By Police On Drugs

Court documents say a woman shot and wounded by DC police was bipolar and not taking her meds.  The papers say Renita Nettles of Northeast had been instead using synthetic marijuana and PCP and told police she was ready to die this past Sunday when she confronted officers.  Police say Nettles refused to drop her knife forcing an officer to shoot her.  Nettles was in court today to face charges of assault on a police officer, assault with a deadly weapon, and arson.  The documents also say that Nettles told her mother she set her house on fire by accident by leaving something on the stove, but police say that’s not where the fire started.

McDonnell To Appeal To Supreme Court

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is taking his conviction on corruption charges to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The decision comes after a federal appeals court in Richmond turned down his request for a new trial.  That followed a unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the appeals court last month which upheld the former governor’s eleven convictions.  McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, remain free as the appeals process plays out.  The two were convicted of exchanging political favors for lavish gifts and cash.

JC Hayward Dropped As Lawsuit Target

Former WUSA-TV news anchor J.C. Hayward is no longer the target of a lawsuit.  The DC Attorney General’s Office says Hayward has been dismissed from a suit alleging she was involved in financial mismanagement when she chaired the board of the Options Public Charter School.  Prosecutors say the former TV anchor reached a settlement agreement with the District.  Haywood was placed on leave by Channel 9 when the suit became public in 2013 and she retired this year, ending a 43-year career in which she became the DC-area’s first female anchor.

 

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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