AG seeking restitution over alleged Warsaw schools kickbacks

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By: Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is seeking nearly $1 million in restitution from a former northern Indiana school district official and a business owner who have been charged in connection with an alleged illegal kickback scheme.

The civil lawsuit seeking repayment filed Monday names Gregory A. Schroeder, a former maintenance director of Warsaw Community Schools, and Brian K. Stowers, owner of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky-based Continental Maintenance Specialties.

Zoeller’s office says in a news release that Schroeder allegedly received $115,000 in kickbacks from Stowers in exchange for purchasing a nearly $800,000 in chemical products — an amount vastly greater than what the school district needed.

Both men are facing felony corruption charges issued by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office.

Requests seeking comment were left for Schroeder and Stowers.