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D.C. Claims Charter Funds Diverted to Schools' Founder
The attorney general of the District of Columbia is accusing the founder of one of the oldest and largest charter school networks in the city of funneling millions of school dollars to a for-profit management company owned by the founder.
Irvin Nathan filed a legal complaint last week against Kent Amos, who founded Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School. The group serves more than 1,600 students at four campuses and an online school.
The complaint alleges that Mr. Amos used a shell company to divert tax dollars to himself. A lawyer for Mr. Amos denied the allegations.
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