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November 15, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Former Seattle schools manager sentenced to 43 months in prison in theft scheme

  Silas Potter Jr., the disgraced former head of a Seattle Public Schools small-business program, was sentenced to 43 months in prison today for a theft-and-kickback scheme tied to no-work contracts. “I let down a lot of people,” a contrite Potter told King County Superior Court Judge Michael Trickey, who imposed the sentence. Potter, 62, pleaded guilty in…


Comments | Topics: financial scandal, Seattle Public Schools, Silas Potter Jr.

April 8, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Ex-Seattle schools official pleads guilty to 36 theft counts

Silas Potter Jr., the former Seattle Public Schools official accused of using his position to steal from the district, pleaded guilty this morning to 36 counts of theft for stealing funds from a district program designed to assist minority-owned businesses in receiving school district contracts. Potter pleaded guilty to 30 counts of first-degree theft and six…


Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: embezzlement, Seattle Public Schools, Silas Potter Jr.

December 12, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Seattle School Board OKs $275,000 settlement in small business contracting case

On Wednesday, the Seattle School Board approved an insurance settlement of $275,000 to cover a part of what the district lost through problems with its former small business contracting program, run by Silas Potter Jr. The board also voted to accept a separate payment of $900,000 to cover most of the costs of fixing air quality problems at South…


Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Graham Contracting, Seattle Public Schools, Silas Potter Jr.

February 2, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Seattle Public Schools names new top financial officer

Nearly a year after a financial scandal led to the firing of the former top financial officer of Seattle Public Schools, the district announced a permanent replacement for him this week. Duggan Harman, who previously served as the district’s executive director of finance, has been promoted to assistant superintendent for business and finance, Interim Superintendent…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Bob Boesche, Duggan Harman, Pegi McEvoy