The former technology chief for the Dallas Independent School District goes to trial today on charges ranging from bribery and money laundering to conspiracy, the Dallas Morning News reports. Allegations of bribes and kickbacks in DISD’s technology department hung like a dark cloud over the beleaguered district for years. Then, in summer 2005, the FBI began an 18-month federal corruption investigation that resulted in indictments against two former DISD administrators and the head of a Houston computer company. Now, the saga moves into its next phase. Ruben Bohuchot, at one time DISD’s technology boss, and Frankie Wong, once the district’s largest technology vendor, are set for trial in Dallas June 16. The case goes back more than six years, when Wong and Bohuchot forged a friendship around boats. Bohuchot enjoyed being on the water, and Wong, through one of his companies, controlled two deep-sea fishing boats. Over the years, Wong allowed Bohuchot unfettered access to those yachts at no charge. About the same time, Mr. Wong’s companies and its affiliates were winning DISD contracts worth tens of millions of dollars…

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