POSTED: Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 8:31pm
UPDATED: Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 7:50pm
EL PASO - After a four hour meeting, the EPISD Board of Trustees agreed to place Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia on unpaid leave pending the outcome of his legal proceedings.
The FBI arrested Garcia on suspicion of fraud and theft earlier this week.
He is accused of inflating a contract approved by the 2006 school board and of pocketing the profit.
Garcia denies the charges and through his lawyer said he will fight the charges vigorously.