Five months after a grand jury secretly indicted her in a kickback scheme, ex-Detroit principal Kenyetta (K.C.) Wilbourn Snapp made her first appearance in federal court today on multiple charges that could send her to prison for years for allegedly stealing from the state’s lowest-performing schools.
Snapp, a former principal in the Education Achievement Authority who worked at Denby and Mumford high schools, was freed on a $10,000 bond during the hearing in U.S. District Court, where she is facing conspiracy and bribery charges. She also was ordered to surrender her passport and Concealed Pistol License, and limit her travel to southeastern Michigan.
According to a July 16 indictment — which wasn’t unsealed until Dec. 10 — a vendor paid kickbacks to Snapp in exchange for a favor: winning a contract to provide after-school tutoring for Denby and Mumford.
Source: Ex-Detroit principal arraigned for bribery; free on bond