Winfred Johnston & William Rodes, former Bossier Parish School Board employees were sentenced to 7 years and 3 months each this afternoon in U. S. District Court. Mark Rowe got 5 years probation. He cooperated with authorities. Garrett Gene Wilson and Allen Victor Lee, former owners of Ark-La-Tex Air Repair were also sentenced, Lee to 10 years in prison followed by 3 years probation.
The five were convicted for stealing up to $1,000,000 from the school board in several scams. They were ordered to pay restitution.
D. C. Machen, who was assistant superintendent in charge of administration during the period, has since been named superintendent by the School Board.