Rome News: Floyd County Grand Jury re-indicts 13 defendants in Floyd County Schools RICO case

Rome News: Floyd County Grand Jury re-indicts 13 defendants in Floyd County Schools RICO case

The Floyd County Grand Jury has re-indicted 13 Floyd County Schools RICO defendants after previous indictments were dropped last year.

According to the 307-count indictment filed Friday, Derry Scott Richardson is accused of using his position as the school system’s maintenance director to steal millions of dollars from the public schools — and he included family, friends and coworkers in the ongoing scheme. Conspirators are accused of creating inflated, and in some cases completely fraudulent, invoices for both construction and maintenance projects.

Other family members charged along with Richardson are his wife, Lisa Richardson; his father, Jimmy Richardson; and his brother Dwayne Richardson.

Also charged are Russell David Burkhalter, Samuel Max Tucker, Harry Anthony Bailey, Robert Chad Watson, Charles Raiden Sherman, David Gary English, Rodney Don Holder, Sam Sprewell and James David Fielder.

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