Pat Reid had a “black box” in which she stored secrets to use against those who crossed her, including him, former DeKalb County School Superintendent Crawford Lewis testified Thursday.
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The trial so far
Prosecutors have called former school district employees who testified that former chief operating officer Pat Reid ignored the prohibition that her husband get no more construction contracts.
An architect who was the designer on record for the McNair Elementary Cluster said he was a part of the project in name only. He said there was an agreement with the contractor that Tony Pope, who was married to Reid, would do the work and get the fees.
Former Superintendent Crawford Lewis, testifying over two days, said he expected Pat Reid to rescue the troubled construction projects but instead she worked to help herself and her husband.
Former School Superintendent Crawford Lewis will continue to be questioned Friday by attorneys for Pat Reid and Tony Pope.