Beverly Hall

The arrest (and eventual conviction) of 35 educators continues a shameful legacy in the Atlanta Public School System cheating scandal.

The Atlanta Journal-Consitution reports that 35 teachers, testing coordinators and school administrators were given until midnight Tuesday to turn themselves in after being indicted in one of the biggest school cheating scandals in modern history. Only four of the 35 educators had not turned themselves in by the deadline.

The biggest fish -- former Atlanta school superintendent Beverly Hall -- turned herself in at the Fulton County jail just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. She was surrounded by her counsel who whisked her past the mob of shouting reporters. Hall, 66, wore her Sunday finest, adorned with pearl necklace and matching earrings. She was fingerprinted and sat for a classy mugshot before posting a $200,000 bond. Her bond was originally set at $7.5 million. “I don’t think there was really any serious entertainment of that,” her attorney, David J. Bailey, told the AJC.

After the break is a roll call of some of the former educators who took the walk of shame into the Fulton County jail yesterday.

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According to the Marietta Daily Journal, the FBI has been quietly investigating judicial corruption stemming from accusations of alleged misconduct by the judge who presided over Usher Raymond and Tameka Foster-Raymond's child custody hearing earlier this year.

In September, Tameka Foster-Raymond's attorney, Lisa West, filed a Motion for Recusal, accusing Judge Bensonetta Tipton-Lane of bias in light of Judge Lane's close ties with Usher Raymond's attorney, John Mayoue who contributed to Judge Lane's reelection campaign.

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