New Lawsuit Against Indiana Charter School
By: Sheila McCrea -
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The leaders of two now-closed Indiana online charter schools are accused in a new lawsuit of defrauding the state of more than $150 million by padding their student enrollments and inappropriately paying money to a variety of related businesses.
The lawsuit announced Monday by the Indiana attorney general's office comes nearly two years after Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy shut down amid a state investigation that found they improperly claimed about 14,000 students as enrolled. Those enrolled allegedly had no online course activity.
An audit linked much of the misspending to Thomas Stoughton, who was the school’s leader until 2017.
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