Five people—including a former Queens, New York, school superintendent—pleaded guilty Oct. 18 to fraud charges in a bid-rigging, bribe, and kickback scheme concerning Queens school computer contracts worth millions of dollars, authorities said.

The five have agreed to pay nearly $5 million in restitution, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

From 1995 to 2000, the group allegedly worked together to submit false bids on behalf of a company one of them set up to win contracts to install computer labs for Community School District 29. The contracts were worth more


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