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School district theft case back in court

School district theft case back in court

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) -- Attorneys say a woman accused of cheating a school district of millions of dollars may accept a plea deal, but her husband will likely take his case to trial.

John and Susan Ross are accused of collecting millions through a secret company that filled orders for tutoring kits for Davis students. Those kits included books that were illegally copied, according to court papers.

The Rosses face numerous charges, including mail fraud, money laundering and theft from a state agency.

The case was in federal court Monday and a judge granted a request for a second attorney to be appointed to John Ross' defense.

The prosecutor told the judge that she expected the trial to go forward for John Ross, but was not sure Susan Ross' case would go that far. Prosecutors have been discussing deals with both the husband and wife.


Information from: Standard-Examiner

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