'King Kenny' and Corruption in South Philly

The FBI has been examining Philadelphia musician Kenny Gamble aka Luqman Abdul Haqq and his Universal Properties’ involvement in corruption and bribery  scandals involving Philadelphia councilman Kenyatta Johnson allegedly selling city owned land at extremely low prices, according to a recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer. FBI’s finding seemed to indicate that two Universal executives between 2014 and 2016 bribed Michael Bonds, a former president of the Milwaukee School Board, who plead guilty to federal charges of accepted nearly $6,000 in bribes. Additionally, the FBI found that Universal’s former CEO Rahim Islam and ex-CFO Dawan Chavous,(Johnson’s wife), were seeking Johnson’s support in a deal that would defer $1 million in rent payments that Universal owed the school district for two charter campuses it operates. Gamble also sits on the board of Universal Family of Schools which oversees the seven charter...(Read Full Article)
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