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LAUSD charter group gave food contract to an employee's firm
LAUSD charter group gave food contract to an employee's firm

A Los Angeles-based charter group awarded food-service contracts worth millions of dollars to a company partially owned by one of the schools' high-ranking employees, a state investigation has found. The probe involved Jacqueline Duvivier Castillo, who is the director of business and development for PUC Schools and a part-owner in Better 4 You Meals, a company that has provided food to the charter group for the last five years. Investigators said the charter failed to demonstrate that the contract was "awarded properly despite the apparent conflict of interest." Late Saturday, the charter organization said in an email to The Times that Duvivier Castillo would no longer...

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