Former Seattle Public Schools manager Silas Potter faces 33 new
felony theft charges for allegedly embezzling more than a quarter of a
million dollars from the district.
Prosecutor's Office Deputy Chief of Staff Ian Goodhew says prosecutors
brought the new charges because Potter has declined to plead guilty to
the nine original felony theft charges. "Each of those counts are for
additional checks that we believe were laundered through dummy companies
from the Seattle Public School system for services that were not
rendered or that they grossly overcharged for," Goodhew said.
Hard to believe he wouldn't plead guilty given that one of his co-conspirators (Lorrie Kay Sorenson) did already. The other co-conspirator, David A. Johnson, did not appear at the Potter hearing and a bench warrant went out for his arrest.
Potter is to be tried in Feb. (let's hope AFTER the levy elections).
He could get up to 10 years in prison for all 35 counts.