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Tankovich to Face Felony Charge in Court

Updated: Thursday, July 31 2014, 07:55 AM EDT
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Columbus (Kailey Latham) - Today Stephen B. Tankovich will appear in court to face a felony charge as part of the attendance data scandal in Columbus City Schools.

Tankovich is the former Executive Director of the district's Office of Accountability Systems. He is accused of attempted tampering with government records, which is a fourth-degree felony. The records involved allegedly altered student data for Adequate Yearly progress and Ohio Graduation Test results.

Tankovich is expected to appear in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court and go before Administrative Judge Patrick E. Sheeran Thursday at 10:00 AM.

He has entered into a written agreement with the state to plead "no contest." The agreement will allow Tankovich to work with the state's prosecutors office further in the investigation.

Stay tuned to ABC 6 online and on-air for an update on the case.

Tankovich to Face Felony Charge in Court

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