North Miami Principal, Jean Coty Ridore, Arrested for bribery

The Haitian American School Principal who has been in charge of the North Miami Adult Education Center since July 2005 was arrested on On Monday, October 5, 2015 hiring employees and then demanding illegal kickback.


His arrest came after authorities say Ridore took $1,000 in cash to hire a man, then demanded illegal kickbacks from him. What the Haitian Principal did not know was that the man he hired was actually an undercover from Miami police detective unit who was secretly recording their conversations.

According to authorities, this is not something that happened for the first time. Investigators uncovered several similar cases where School Principal Ridore had been taking advantage of his position to make illegal gains. They also discovered two ex-employees received more than $14,000 for work they did not do

This is a classical case of greed. Jean Coty Ridore who is a former student of the adult education when he first came from Haiti in the 1980s went on to graduate from Miami Dade College, Florida international University and Berry University before he was hired to run the North Miami Adult Education. He was in charge of over 400 employees and earning over $110,000 a year.

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