Former Detroit school principal charged with taking bribes

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DETROIT (AP) — A woman who served as principal at two struggling Detroit schools has been charged with taking bribes to hire a company to perform tutoring services.

An indictment unsealed Thursday accuses Kenyetta Wilbourn-Snapp of receiving nearly $60,000. She was principal at Denby and Mumford high schools.

In October, Wilbourn-Snapp publicly acknowledged the investigation and said she planned to negotiate a plea deal with federal prosecutors. She's charged with conspiracy and other crimes. A message seeking comment from her lawyer wasn't immediately returned.

The indictment also charges the owner of the tutoring service and a third person accused of passing the cash to Wilbourn-Snapp, who drove a 2007 Maserati to school.

Denby and Mumford schools are part of a special district created by the state to improve academic performance in certain schools.

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