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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Former Yonkers superintendent Hornsby faces retrial

(Posted 6 Jan 2007)
Former Yonkers superintendent Hornsby faces retrial.
White Plains Journal News, 6 Jan 2008 (Maniace).
Former Yonkers Schools Superintendent Andre J. Hornsby faces a new trial in June on corruption charges stemming from his days as head of a suburban Washington, D.C., school district.

The June 10 trial date comes after a federal judge declared a mistrial in late November when a jury was unable to reach a verdict after seven days of deliberations.

Hornsby, who headed the Prince George's County school district in Maryland after leaving Yonkers, was charged with 16 counts, including mail and wire fraud, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice. Federal prosecutors say the charges stem from a scheme to steer Prince George's contracts to two companies in exchange for kickbacks.

"We are hopeful that a new jury that sees all the evidence will be able to reach a verdict. This is one of the most significant corruption cases that we have before us in Maryland," U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein in Baltimore said Friday.

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