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Sat Feb 2, 2019, 10:46 AM

Carty acquitted on 12 of 13 charges in multimillion-dollar Bibb-schools computer-sale scheme

Macon, Ga. -- Inside the century-old, white-marble federal courthouse that faces the headquarters of Bibb County’s public schools, the final chapter of alleged conspiratorial malfeasance with tentacles that reached the highest seat of educational authority here played out Friday in a jury-deliberation room.

Twelve jurors, six women and six men from across the region, deliberated for more than four hours before finding the man on trial, Dave L. Carty, not guilty on all but one of 13 charges in alleged scamming of the school system in a $3.7-million computer-device deal. Carty was acquitted of all charges except a single count of wire fraud for sending an email to an Ohio firm as part of the computer transaction.

The verdict came on the heels of two other public-corruption trials here in the past six months — one tied to the Carty case and the other to alleged bribery. Both cases were linked to ex-superintendent of schools Romain Dallemand, whose embattled two-year reign early this decade rendered him the focal point of a high-profile federal probe that struck at the heart of public trust.

Dallemand has pleaded guilty to tax evasion in exchange for his testimony in the three trials, which stemmed from two criminal cases. In all, four men, Carty being the fourth, went on trial. Two, including Carty and his business partner, were convicted of crimes.

Read more here: https://www.macon.com/news/local/crime/article225384645.html

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