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Florida grand jury indicts charter school management company

A charter school management company which has operated schools statewide was indicted this week by a Florida Panhandle grand jury, accused of fraudulently billing a charter school for supplies, equipment and services.

The charges of grand theft, money laundering and aggravated white collar crime were announced Thursday by State Attorney Bill Eddins against the management company, Newpoint Education Partners, as well as three other vendors.

No individuals have been charged so far, but the case could have ripple effects across the state.

The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/1q3zNBq ) reports that the company indicted in Escambia County had also been criticized for poor...