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.

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Goldstein allegedly solicited and accepted bribes in a scheme to steer food contracts to the company of three co-defendants.

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He’s being released on $150,000 bond.

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Goldstein was fired by the DOE in 2018 after complaints about the school busing division.

CBSNewYork Team