ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) – The former owner of Charter School Management Company, Newpoint Education Partners, LLC has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Marcus May was also fined $5 million dollars for what Circuit Judge Thomas Dannheisser described as “a shocking pattern of pervasive theft”.

May was convicted of two counts of Racketeering and one county of Organized Fraud. During the four-week trial in Escambia County, prosecutors presented evidence from more than 100 witnesses, plus dozens of boxes of financial records and documents.

According to the State Attorney’s Office, this is one of the first racketeering cases in the State of Florida involving a charter schools management company.