HCC board member and former HISD official Rhonda Skillern-Jones resigns after pleading guilty to accepting bribes, HCC says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – After a former Houston ISD executive and a landscape business owner contracted with the school district were formally indicted on charges of public corruption, a former HISD official and commissioner The HCC board member allegedly involved in the scheme has resigned. Work.

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Former HISD Board of Education President Rhonda Skillern-Jones previously signed a plea agreement to guilty of conspiracy and could face up to five years in prison. Investigators said Skillern-Jones was paid $12,000 by Anthony Hutchison to vote on the contract.

SEE MORE: Former HISD COO indicted: Prosecutors allege contractor overcharged school district $6 million in scheme

On Friday, Houston Community College announced that Skillern-Jones had resigned from the HCC board.

“It is clear that actions took place while the trustee was serving as an elected official at another public body. This information comes as a surprise to us and is an issue we take very seriously. “, HCC wrote in a statement.

On Thursday, the FBI office in Houston announced the arrests of Brian Busby, a former school district superintendent, and Hutchison, who has been identified as a contract supplier to HISD.

Last year, 13 Investigators reported FBI search warrants executed at Busby’s home and at HISD headquarters following allegations of mismanagement.

Court documents later said that Hutchison, allegedly along with Busby, overcharged the school district for work it was contracted to do but never completed.

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