Chaka “Chip” Fattah junior’s home was searched yesterday by the FBI as part of an investigation as to why Fattah is receiving $450,000 in school district money meant to fund disciplinary schools.
Agents also raided the office of David Shulick, president of Delaware Valley High School, which runs two disciplinary schools that gross more than $4 million from the school district annually, of which a portion is paid to Fattah. The FBI removed several boxes of documents and a computer. Shulick threatened to sue the Daily News if they referred to the raid as a raid.
The connections between the main players are long and distinguished.
Shulick is a big political donor (over $300,000 since 2003 in state and federal races, including to Fattah Sr.), and a big recipient of public money. HMMM. He also served on Gov. Corbett’s transition team.
Fattah Sr. has sought federal earmarks for Shulick’s firm in the past.
Mikel Jones, a childhood friend of the elder Fattah, was a client of the congressman’s son and paid his firm $90,000 for concierge services for the extremely wealthy. Jones was convicted last year in a federal fraud case.
Councilman Curtis Jones was also questioned about how a Delaware Valley school being relocated to his district last year.