DeKalb County Judge Cynthia Becker set April 15 for the start of the racketeering trial against former DeKalb School Superintendent Crawford Lewis, his one-time chief operating officer Patricia Reid, and her former husband Anthony Pope.
Becker said she was reserving three weeks for the case.
All three are charged with racketeering and stealing from taxpayers. Lewis and Reid also are charged with using their positions to enrich themselves, taking tickets from contractors to professional and college sporting events, shows and balls.
Reid, who was at one time a partner in her then-husband’s business, is also accused of steering construction projects worth millions of dollars to Pope.
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