Ex-CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett cooperating with government, feds say

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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DETROIT (WLS) -- The ABC7 I-Team reports former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett is continuing to cooperate with the government, according to federal prosecutors and her defense attorneys.

Byrd-Bennett pleaded guilty to a scheme that steered millions in no-bid contracts to education firms for kickbacks during her tenure with CPS.

Court documents obtained by the I-Team say that because of ongoing cases against her co-defendants, a court hearing that was scheduled for this week has been moved to March.