Business & Education
9:56 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Birmingham School Board President to Resign

The attorney for Birmingham Board of Education President Edward Maddox says his client plans to resign from the board.

Lawyer Richard Jaffe tells al.com (http://bit.ly/TaiTiM) that Maddox intends to step down from the board as part of an agreement with the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.

Maddox has been charged with using his public office for personal gain.

Maddox is accused of using his position as president of the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association to benefit a charity he founded. He's also accused of voting while on the Birmingham Board of Education to increase the salary of his daughter, a Birmingham Board of Education employee.

Jaffe said it is important to note that his client faces misdemeanor charges -- not felonies. Jaffe said that such misdemeanor charges stem from unintentional ethics violations.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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