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Former Worksource DeKalb supervisor allegedly took bribes from college president

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Former Worksource DeKalb supervisor allegedly took bribes from college president

DeKalb County Georgia. Source: Google Maps.

DeKalb County Georgia. Source: Google Maps.

A college president allegedly gave bribes to a WorkSource DeKalb Supervisor in exchange for enrolling nearly 20 students at the school, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The college president and college involved haven’t been named yet.

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Roderick Wyatt, 61, of Stone Mountain, was an Employment and Training Supervisor at WorkSource DeKalb between 2013 and April 2017. WorkSource DeKalb is a federally-funded program. The program provided training to unemployed and underemployed residents. The federal money paid for participants to attend schools where they would learn vocational skills like nursing, welding and truck driving.

Wyatt was responsible for reviewing recommendations made by WorkSource DeKalb staff members about which schools participants would attend.

“In 2014, the president and founder of a pre-screened school that offered its students nursing assistant and medical technician certifications approached Wyatt and offered to pay him for each individual that [WorkSource DeKalb] referred to the College,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a press release. “In 2014 and 2015, Wyatt approved the enrollment of approximately 19 students to the College. The College’s president paid Wyatt $100 for each student approved to attend his school. In total, the College received approximately $82,000 in federal funds under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The name of the college has not been identified in the Information or any of the court pleadings.”

The Department of Labor is investigating the case.

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