Ex-superintendent in Florida ordered to pay millions in damages
In a largely symbolic but no less resounding ruling, a federal judge on Tuesday awarded Bibb County’s public schools $47.5 million in damages in a civil lawsuit the school system brought against a former educator.
But Romain Dallemand, the imprisoned ex-school superintendent, a convicted felon who at age 50 is by his own account largely unemployable and on the hook for that multimillion-dollar award, chose not to attend the hearing.
U.S. Marshals had made arrangements for Dallemand to be brought to Macon from the federal prison in northern Florida where he is serving an eight-month sentence for tax evasion.