Attorney Bob Wilson of Wilson Morton & Downs is a former district attorney for DeKalb County and was appointed to investigate test scores at Atlanta Public Schools in the late 2000s. He’s now been tapped by the Coweta County School System to investigate a bid-related allegation. Photo: LEON STAFFORD/AJC
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Coweta schools hires lawyers who investigated APS test cheating to look at fraud allegation

The Coweta County School System is bringing in two attorneys who investigated the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal after an allegation of improprieties involving contracts for facility improvements, The Newnan Times-Herald is reporting.

The Coweta school board voted for an outside review by Bob Wilson and Keri Ware, who were appointed by then-Gov. Sonny Perdue in the late 2000s to look into questions about the APS standardized test results, the newspaper says.

A Coweta resident, represented by Columbus attorney Josh McKoon, alleges school officials violated  Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act when awarding a contract for more than $5 million in improvements at three high school stadiums, the report says.

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