Tony Hunter, a former chief information officer for Broward County schools, was arrested Tuesday on charges of unlawful compensation and bid tampering after a statewide grand jury issued an indictment, which remains sealed. He was released on $50,000 bond. His attorney denies wrongdoing.
Hunter, 60, directed the purchase of interactive television panels used in classrooms from Education Consultants Inc. without going through the district’s legally required bidding process, the State Attorney General’s Office said Wednesday. In return, the company’s owner, David Allen, gave Hunter and his son jobs and sold him a large lakefront house in Georgia for $150,000 below market value, prosecutors said in a statement.