Crawford Lewis testifies in 6th day of trial


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Jurors in the DeKalb County school corruption trial heard from the state's star witness again during the sixth day of testimony.

Crawford Lewis, a former school superintendent in DeKalb, was originally indicted with Patricia Reid and Tony Pope. In October, Lewis cut a deal with the state and agreed to testify against Reid and Pope.

Attorneys for the state and the defense asked Lewis follow-up questions.

Lewis testified Thursday about a range of topics including an affair he had, a little black box of secrets Reid said she had and whether or not Pope was allowed to work for the school district.

Reid worked for Lewis. Pope is an architect.

Prosecutors alleged Reid funneled more than $1 million dollars' worth of work to her now ex-husband, Pope.

Lewis told jurors Reid and Pope were both told he could not do any additional work for the district as long as Reid was employed with DeKalb County Schools.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Kellie Hill asked Lewis about the instructions.

"I never rescinded them," Lewis said.

A portion of the day also focused on two cars; one Lewis bought and one Reid allegedly attempted to buy from the DeKalb County School District.

Jurors heard testimony that Lewis and Reid were offered the cars at a little more than a $10,000 discount.

"I said to myself if we are going to start doing this I want to be on the list to buy the car," Danny Evans said on the stand. Evans used to work for DeKalb County Schools.

The trial resumes on Tuesday.

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