BREAKING NEWS: Former county schools superintendent, husband charged
Published 7:07 am Friday, February 16, 2007
Former Escambia County Schools Superintendent Margaret Breland Bradley and her husband Charles Bradley Jr. of Brewton were arrested Friday on grand jury indictments for charges including theft of property and ethics violations.
Margaret Breland Bradley was charged with six counts of ethics violations. Breland Bradley was placed on leave last year from her position as director of Alabama State University's Southern Normal campus, and later her contract was not renewed at the Brewton campus during an investigation into her management of funds at the school.
Charles Bradley was charged with one count of first-degree theft of property and two counts of second-degree theft of property.
Each was able to pay $10,000 in bond, according to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.
Breland Bradley served as superintendent of Escambia County Schools from 1999-2000. Her contract was not renewed in a split vote amid questions about spending practices, according to news reports from the time. Breland Bradley later sued the school district alleging racial and gender discrimination, but a U.S. District Court judge dismissed the suit in 2003, saying she had not presented sufficient evidence.
More details will be available in Sunday's edition of The Brewton Standard.