Former Detroit principal Ronnie Sims sentenced in DPS bribery scandal


DETROIT – Former Detroit principal Ronnie Sims was sentenced Wednesday for his involvement in the DPS bribery scandal.

Sims was sentenced to 15 months in prison. He was the principal of Fleming Elementary and Brenda Scott Middle School.

Investigators say the district was cheated out of $2.7 million. Bogus invoices were submitted for chairs, paper and other supplies, some of which were never delivered. In return, gift cards, cash and checks were given to school employees.

Sims was portrayed as a principal who cared about his students in a document called “The Gentlemen’s Club.” If you’d like to watch the documentary, click here.

READ: Federal complaint against Sims

Former principal Nina Graves-Hicks is also due in court for sentencing Wednesday.