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Delays in bid rigging scheme cases

By From staff reports
Published in News on January 25, 2012 1:46 PM

Sentencing has been rescheduled for two people who have pleaded guilty in a big-rigging scheme involving Wayne County Public Schools.

Pamela Carol Turner, 45, of Selma, owner of All American Roofing and Construction, was to be sentenced next Monday in federal court. However, sentencing has been pushed back to April, said Robin Zier, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Another defendant, David Lee Tedder, 50, of Selma, was to have been sentenced last month. His sentencing has been reset to the March term of court.

Ms. Turner was charged on July 20, 2010, and pleaded guilty Sept. 14, 2011, to structuring transactions to evade a reporting requirement.

Tedder was charged on April 1, 2011. He pleaded guilty on June 14, 2011, to conspiring to commit bribery concerning local programs receiving federal funds.

Sentencing has not been announced for the two school employees who have entered pleas in the case.

Danny Lee Langley, 54, of Snow Hill, has pleaded guilty to bribery and Earl Wayne Rhodes, 58, of Pikeville, has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bribery.

Langley, former director of maintenance, and Rhodes, former assistant director, allegedly helped All American Roofing and Construction win bids for roofing projects with the school system between 2002-09.

The two men were allegedly paid a cash percentage after the school system had paid the company for the work.