NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A former top official for New York City’s Department of Education has been arrested.
Eric Goldstein is charged with extortion conspiracy and bribery.READ MORE: Mayor De Blasio Announces Vaccine Mandate For All New York City Municipal Workers, Including First Responders
Goldstein allegedly solicited and accepted bribes in a scheme to steer food contracts to the company of three co-defendants.READ MORE: Employee Stabbed To Death At East Harlem Deli
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Goldstein was fired by the DOE in 2018 after complaints about the school busing division.