Fort Stockton teacher facing federal fraud charges back in court

Fort Stockton teacher facing federal fraud charges back in court

FORT STOCKTON, TX (KWES) - A former Fort Stockton teacher, who is currently facing federal fraud charges, was back in court this month.

George Kurusu waived his arraignment, automatically entering a guilty plea, back on May 16th and was denied bond on May 25th.

According to Daryl Fields, Public Affairs Officer for the United States Attorney's Office, Kurusu is still in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Fields says Kurusu is scheduled for docket call in June, and for trial in July in Pecos.

Kurusu is accused of defrauding his own colleagues who wanted help finding work in the United States.

Court documents say Kurusu told the two teachers they would only have to pay for basic documentation and none of the money would go to his company.

He is accused of collecting over $20,000 from both teachers in about a two year period. Documents show there were no services from Kurusu or his company during that time.

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