The millionaires accused of a $33 million tutoring scam ponied up $500,000 each to get out of jail. But instead of the normal cash, check, or money order, the pair brought in a stack of diamonds and rubies.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that not only did they bring in the pirate loot, but they also had to hand over deeds to five homes, three luxury cars, and other valuables.
Both father and son face multiple counts of bribery and mail fraud in connection to a tutoring company they used to scam school districts out of millions.
The men allegedly overcharged for sub-standard services to after-school programs designed to help low-income and underperforming schools. They are accused of falsifying data then bribing school officials with cash, strip clubs, and cruises to get them to look the other way.
The men have yet to enter a plea, but if convicted, face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count of bribery as well as up to 20 years and a $250,000 fine for each count of mail fraud.