A federal court indictment accuses David T. Shulick, an attorney and former president of the Delaware Valley School Management Corporation, of embezzling funds from the Philadelphia School District, wire fraud, bank fraud, and tax fraud. Prosecutors allege that Shulick conspired with Chakkah Fattah, Jr., son of Congressman Chakkah Fattah, to defraud the Philadelphia School District by submitting false budgets and bank fraud against PNC Bank.
Denying the allegations and placing the blame solely on Chakkah Fattah, Jr., who is currently serving 5 years in a Michigan prison for his role in defrauding the School District, Mr. Shulick's attorney, Hope Lefeber, is quoted as saying
This case is nothing more than a 'witch hunt' in the aftermath of the Chakkah Fattah, Jr. case. Any fraud upon the School District of Philadelphia was perpetrated by Chakkah Fattah, Jr., without Shulick's knowledge. Chakkah Fattah, Jr. owned a minority business that was to provide counselling services to the School District of Philadelphia through the schools operated by Shulick. Fattah failed to live up to his obligations and pocketed the money.
Read the full article by Kelly Phillips Erb on forbes.com, New Charges, New Defendant In School Funds & Tax Fraud Case Involving Former Congressman, and by Jeremy Roebuck and Martha Woodall on philly.com, Fattah Jr.'s alternative school boss charged with paying nannies, landscapers with school district funds