• Sharon Davis-Williams

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    VERDICT: Violation of racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations act (RICO): GUILTY, False statements: NOT GUILTY

    SENTENCE: 20 years with seven to serve, 13 years probation, 2,000 hours of community service and a $25,000 fine. She was sentenced as a first offender.

    Sharon Davis-Williams, a former School Resource Team Executive Director, spoke to Channel 2 Action News in 2011 and denied any wrongdoing.

    "I feel like I have been professionally and personally assassinated without being heard," Williams told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne.

    "We ask for the community not to condemn us, because the information that they have is very one-sided," Davis-Williams said.

    Davis-Williams maintained her innocence in the wake of the CRCT cheating scandal.

    "I have a right to be heard," Davis-Williams said, who is charged with RICO, false statements and false swearing. "We did not report directly to Dr. Hall. Nor did we meet individually with Dr. Hall. And I can tell you Dr. Hall has never, ever told me to cheat. Nor have I told anyone else to cheat."

    Davis-Williams faced one count of racketeering and two counts of false statements and writings.

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