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TV report: State employee’s fraud scheme endangered school kids, cost districts

KTVB-TV reporter Nishi Gupta broke a rather stunning story this week: An Idaho DEQ employee fraudulently secured a big-bucks DEQ contract in 2008 to install emission-reducing devices on school buses around the state through a federally funded program; three years later, school districts around the state are facing hundreds of thousands in repair work for the shoddy and even dangerous work done to their buses, and the former state employee - who was arrested in the Virgin Islands - has pleaded guilty to federal charges. You can read the full story here.


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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