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Former DISD official guilty in Ga. bribery case

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ATLANTA (AP) - An ex-Atlanta Public Schools technology director has pleaded guilty to taking bribes for helping a contractor secure work with the district.

Jerome Oberlton was accused of using his influence to award a $780,000 computer project to a Detroit-based firm in exchange for kickbacks. Oberlton entered his plea on Wednesday.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( ) reports Oberlton said in court that he was paid about $60,000 in kickbacks that he diverted to two companies that were under his control.

Oberlton served as chief information officer for Atlanta's school system from 2004 to 2007. He resigned from his post as the Dallas Independent School District's chief of staff after he was indicted last year.

Oberlton is scheduled to be sentenced March 24.

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