WUSA reports JC Hayward, noon anchor and vice president for media outreach for the Washington, D.C. CBS affiliate, has been suspended after she was named in a lawsuit brought by the Washington, D.C. Attorney General.
The lawsuit also names three former managers of Options Public Charter School for at-risk youth who are accused of funneling nearly $3 Million of the school’s money into their own private companies.
According to The Washington Post, the suit alleges Hayward helped the three since she was the chair of the school’s board of trustees and signed off on many of the contracts.
Documents filed with the court papers show that the signature of Hayward, who allegedly helped incorporate one of the companies, appears to be on some of the expensive contracts.
Hayward told WUSA she did nothing wrong and never received any money in her role as chair for schools’ board. She also told WUSA she resigned from the board last week. Read more