When it rains it pours.
Just ask Omaha School Board President Freddie Gray.
Nebraska Watchdog has learned that Gray is being accused of playing fast and loose with over $65,000 in school district funds; casting votes where she had clear-cut conflicts of interest involving her husband City Councilman Ben Gray.
According to a six page complaint heading to the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission—the state’s ethics board—the Douglas County Republican Party claims that between 2008 and 2010 Gray voted nearly 40 times to approve school expenses going to several non-profit organizations her husband was actively involved in.
The complaint along with 30 pages of supporting documentation notes that Freddie Gray okayed payments ranging from $2-$5,500 to Girls Inc., Impact One and the United Way of the Midlands, three groups where Ben Gray was serving on the board of directors.
She is also accused of voting to reimburse herself $250.
Mrs. Gray has not been available for comment.
Nebraska Watchdog is told that the formal complaint was mailed to the NADC today, will be sent to OPS Board members this afternoon and read at Monday’s OPS board meeting.
It’s probably no coincidence that that is the same meeting where the school board is expected to decide Freddie Gray’s future as board president.
Mrs. Gray is under fire for her handling (see Nebraska Watchdog’s exclusive report) of the Nancy Sebring saga. Gray is accused of intentionally withholding information from fellow board members about the sexy emails that led to the resignation of superintendent-to-be Sebring.
Reported by Joe Jordan, email@example.com
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