2 Cleared in Charter School Case

A jury will break for the year without resolving charges in a $6 million case against a Philadelphia charter school operator.

The jury is weighing dozens of charges against 76-year-old Dorothy June Brown.

She is charged with taking millions of dollars in salaries and fees from four schools she ran.

Earlier Thursday, the jury acquitted two co-defendants of their charges.

But they said they'd made no progress on the dozens of counts against Brown after a week of deliberations.

The jury returns Jan. 6.

Co-defendants Michael Slade Jr. and Courteney Knight were cleared of conspiracy and obstruction counts.

Slade said afterward that federal investigators have "bullied" him for the past two years.

Knight's lawyer says his client may return to his charter school on Friday.

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