Review eyes bribery claims at Farmington school district

Posted at: 03/25/2013 10:28 AM
By: The Associated Press

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Top officials at a school district in New Mexico's Four Corners region are at the center of an alleged bribery scandal.

The Farmington Daily Times reports  that the New Mexico Attorney General's Office currently is reviewing a complaint that Central Consolidated School District Superintendent Don Levinski may have given several school board members under-the-table payments before voting on his contract renewal.

The complaint, filed by school board member Randy Manning, alleges that Levinski helped pay current board President Matthew Tso's remaining payments to Dartmouth College so that Tso could receive his degree from the Ivy League school in Hanover, N.H.

The complaint also says Levinski paid for another board member's campaign materials.

District officials say the complaint is "filled with wild accusations" and denied any wrong doing. 

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