Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Former St. Clair County school chief indicted

Updated 11:18 a.m.

ASHVILLE — The former superintendent of St. Clair County Schools surrendered to sheriff's deputies yesterday. A grand jury indicted 49-year-old Tom Sanders on two felonies and one misdemeanor count for using campaign contributions for personal use.

The indictment also alleged he failed to report the contribution to his campaign when he ran for superintendent in 2002.

The allegations surfaced in the theft case against a former Ashville High School bookkeeper. In May, Amy Murphree was convicted and sentenced for embezzling more than $140,000 from the school.

Sanders is scheduled to make his first court appearance October 3rd in Ashville.

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