Jury trial date set for Shahadey and Fennell, will take place in Terre Haute

Left: Fennell Right: Shahadey
Left: Fennell Right: Shahadey

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – We have new details on the trial for two former employees of the Vigo County School Corporation.

News 10 has learned Frank Shahadey and Franklin Fennell’s jury trial will begin on February 21st.

The trial will be held at the federal courthouse in Terre Haute.

The two face federal charges stemming from a kickback scheme between themselves and a vendor.

Fennell handled facilities for the school corporation.

His role would be to order work for the tree trimming business.

The owner would send an inflated invoice that Fennell made sure was paid.

Then, the owner would give the difference back to Shahdey and Fennell to split.

Federal agents believe Shahadey threatened the life of a school corporation employee.

That person found Fennell’s journal and gave it to Superintendent Danny Tanoos around October 4th.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you more details as they become available.