Sharika Allison

Devin McCraney, Sharika Allison (inset)
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Jefferson County Judge Milton Shuffield has ruled that former Beaumont Independent School District finance employees are responsible for paying back millions of dollars the pair stole while employed with the school district – as well as millions more in punitive damages.

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It’s come down to this. Recorded phone calls, video admissions, incriminating e-mails, forged checks, and insight from confidants turned informants …

Former Beaumont Independent School District assistant superintendent and Central High School principal Patricia Adams Collins Lambert is facing damning evidence in court this week that showcases the six-plus years she used funds meant to support the student body she oversaw as her own personal slush fund. 

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Sharika Allison

Claiming ineffective counsel and a lack of understanding as to what pleading guilty really meant, imprisoned former Beaumont Independent School District comptroller Sharika Allison is asking a federal court to set aside her sentence and remand the case for further examination.

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Two former Beaumont Independent School District employees pleaded guilty in federal court April 14 to allegations of embezzling or conspiring to embezzle more than $4 million dollars from the local school district.

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Devin McCraney and Sharika Allison

Two former Beaumont Independent School District employees pleaded guilty in federal court April 14, 2014, to embezzling or conspiring to embezzle more than $4 million  from the local school district.

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Sharika Allison

Sharika Allison became an employee with the Beaumont school district in 2008 on the exact same day as her boss, Devin McCraney, and currently holds the title of BISD comptroller.

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Investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investiga­tion (FBI) were at the Beau­mont Independent School District administration building and the homes of school district finance employees Devin McCraney and Sharika Allison the morning of Thursday, Nov. 7.

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