The indictment charged that Byrd-Bennett was promised a job at SUPES once she stepped down as the public schools CEO, according to the indictment
"When this stint at CPS is done and you are ready to … retire, we have your spot waiting for you," Solomon wrote in an email in April 2012, according to the indictment. "Hopefully with even more work and more (opportunity)."
The indictment also alleged that Solomon and Vranas offered to deposit money in financial accounts for two undisclosed relatives of Byrd-Bennett's in what they called a "signing bonus" for her help on obtaining the contract.
In an email to Solomon in December 2012, Byrd-Bennett asked that the amount of money deposited in each account be equal.
"I would like the flexibility to use funds for whatever reason as needed for them," the indictment quoted her as writing.
Solomon and Vranas then deposited $127,000 in each account, which was 10 percent of the gross proceeds of the original contract, the indictment alleged.
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