John Collins, the former superintendent of the Poway Unified School District, is facing five felony charges for allegedly misappropriating public funds, according to a complaint filed last week by the San Diego County district attorney’s office.”
Collins could serve over seven years in prison if convicted of all charges, a DA spokesman told Ashly McGlone.
The school board fired Collins a year ago after auditors found up to $345,000 in excess pay he’s alleged to have taken, and he’s still fighting a civil suit from the district seeking to recover the funds.
He’ll be arraigned on Thursday at the downtown courthouse.
Our team has spent a lot of time investigating Poway Unified and Collins. He was superintendent for the 36,000-student school five years ago when news broke about a $1 billion bond deal the district struck and a year ago when he included so-called “me too clauses” in his contract after district employee negotiations.
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