by: Erica Byfield Updated:
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Monday marked the first day of jury selection in a high-profile corruption case that involves a former DeKalb County Schools
Reid is the former chief operations officer for the district.
Pope is an architect who did a lot of work for the system before and during Reid's tenure.
A grand jury indicted Reid, Pope and Crawford Lewis on racketeering and several theft by taking charges. Lewis is the county's former superintendent.
Within the last two weeks, Lewis decided to take a plea deal and testify against Reid and Pope.
Officials accuse Reid and Pope of
On Monday, attorneys for the state and defense and the judge spoke to the first wave of potential jurors.
In all, there are 200 potential jurors.
In court, the jurors answered questions on a variety of
Specific questions about
Several potential jurors said they are familiar with him and were not sure if they could believe his testimony.
Lewis was not in court Monday.
Jury selection is expected to continue Tuesday.