Former Boehner staffer among those indicted

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Former Boehner staffer among those indicted

Christopher D. Martin, one of the charter school board members indicted this week in a federal corruption case, worked for U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, up until this month.

Boehner’s office confirmed that Martin worked for Boehner from August 2013 to June 2014, but declined further comment.

According to LegiStorm, Martin worked as an office manager and caseworker in Boehner’s office in Springfield and made a total of $27,572 since August 2013. Martin, 44, of Springfield, was among four people indicted Tuesday on charges alleging they were part of a bribery and kickback scheme at Arise! Academy, a Dayton area charter school.

Martin served as a board member at Arise from August 2008 through January 2010. He is charged with conspiracy, bribery and making false statements.

Also indicted were Shane K. Floyd, 42, of Strongsville, who served as Arise superintendent; Carl L. Robinson, 47, of Durham, N.C., who operated Global Educational Consultants; and Kristal N. Screven, 38, of Dayton, who was also a board member.

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