- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - A former Detroit school principal has pleaded guilty to accepting roughly $80,000 as part of a corruption scheme.

Stanley Johnson made the plea Wednesday in federal court to a charge of conspiracy. He retired last month.

Johnson says he worked with Norman Shy, a former school supplies vendor, on the scheme. He’s among 14 people, mostly school principals, charged with corruption.

Johnson says he “just got caught up in it” and “accepted the money.”

He could get at least three years in prison when he returns for sentencing Sept. 12.

Principals in Detroit were responsible for ordering supplies and selecting vendors. Several have already pleaded guilty and prosecutors expect to get many more pleas this spring, including one from Shy.

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This story has been corrected to show the plea date was Wednesday instead of Tuesday.

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