04/02/12 — Delay in bid rigging cases

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Delay in bid rigging cases

By From staff reports
Published in News on April 2, 2012 1:46 PM

Sentencing has been rescheduled again for two of the four people who have pleaded guilty in a bid-rigging scheme involving Wayne County Public Schools.

Meanwhile, sentencing for the two school employees who entered pleas in the case is scheduled for June 7 at 9:30 a.m. in federal court in New Bern.

Pamela Carol Turner, 45, of Selma, owner of All American Roofing and Construction, was to have been sentenced this Thursday in federal court in New Bern.

However, a federal court judge on Friday approved a motion to continue the sentencing until Aug. 8 at 9:30 a.m. She was originally scheduled for sentencing in February.

Another defendant, David Lee Tedder, 50, of Selma, was to have been sentenced in December. His sentencing was first moved to the March term of court. It has since been changed to June 6 at 9:30 a.m. in New Bern.

Ms. Turner pleaded to structuring transactions to evade a reporting requirement and Tedder pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bribery concerning local programs receiving federal funds.

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.