They're getting the band back together at St. HOPE. The Sac Bee reported the other day that Michelle Rhee has been named chairwoman of the board at St. HOPE Public Schools, a charter school organization founded by her husband, former NBA superstar and current Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.
Rhee was a member of the St. HOPE board in 2006 and 2007, and was involved in a doozy of a scandal during her last run. A 2008 investigation by the inspector general for the Corporation for National Community Service resulted in a referral to the local U.S. attorney to prosecute Johnson for wasting federal subsidies totaling $845,018.75. Johnson, who was banned from taking federal grants for a time as a result of the findings, avoided indictment by agreeing to make restitution.