William Richard “Rick” Carter, a former school administrator in the City of Athens, was given a sentence of 66 months in a federal prison on Wednesday. On October 5, 2022, he will be required to begin serving his sentence.
In addition to the sentence of five and a half years in prison, Carter will serve an additional three years of supervised release once he has served his time in prison. In addition, the court has mandated that Carter pay reparations in the amount of $1,303,514.28.
After a four-week trial in March of this year, Carter was found guilty of conspiracy to conduct wire fraud and aggravated identity theft for his role in a plan to fraudulently enroll students in public virtual schools and then falsely report those students to the Alabama State Department of Education.