Carrollton Schools superintendent, board member, teacher indicted on felony charges

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By Carol McIntire


Carrollton Schools Superintendent Dr. David Quattrochi, School Board Member Mike Pozderac and Pozderac’s wife, Jackie, a teacher in the school district, were secretly indicted by a Carroll County grand jury Dec. 7.

All three were indicted on 10 counts, including Theft in Office, Grand Theft by Deception, three counts of Having an Unlawful Interest in a Public Contract, Telecommunications Fraud, Money Laundering, Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, Soliciting or Accepting Improper Compensation and Representation by Present Official Prohibited. 

The indictment alleges Quattrochi, Mike Pozderac and Jackie Pozderac were employed by or associated with Gus Nickolas in the enterprise, The Phoenix Rising or Pozitively Quality Air, LLC, and participated directly or indirectly in the affairs of the company through a pattern of corrupt activity.

The Messenger contacted Carrollton School Board President Dan Ries, who said he had no comment. 

After the story was posted, a notice was received from school administration stating the school board will hold an emergency meeting Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. The agenda includes an executive session to discuss employment, investigation and accept resignation(s).

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