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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett speaks before leaving federal court in Chicago, after she pleaded guilty to helping steer $23 million in no-bid contracts to education firms for $2.3 million in kickbacks and bribes while at Chicago. Court documents, obtained Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, by the Chicago Sun-Times, show the FBI was investigating whether Byrd-Bennett fraudulently steered a $40 million contract to an educational publisher while she worked for Detroit schools prior to accepting the position she held in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Media via AP, File)

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In this Oct. 12, 2012, file photo, newly appointed Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett speaks at a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)