Urban League says it did nothing wrong

Mar 2, 2011

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, which received $595,000 from Seattle Public Schools, insists taxpayers got their money's worth despite a state audit report calling the payments of questionable value.

Interim CEO Tony Benjamin told reporters at a news conference,

We want to set the record straight.  We have done nothing wrong.

The Urban League was the largest recipient of money from the a now defunct program to help minorities and women win School District contracts.  The scandal surrounding the program, how it was run and the lack of oversight has prompted a criminal probe. 

Responding to the financial scandal, the Seattle School Board is likely to fire Superintendent Maria Goodloe Johnson and Chief Financial and Operations Officer Don Kennedy tonight.