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Contracts suspended in wake of Sweetwater probe

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - The head of the Sweetwater Union High School District in San Diego County has suspended some contracts after a corruption probe resulted in criminal charges.

U-T San Diego says Superintendent Ed Brand has halted all work performed by Seville Group Inc., which managed the district's $644 million bond program. He also suspended work by a contracted law firm and put plans to build a college on hold.

Dozens of criminal charges were filed this week against the previous school superintendent, two current and one former board member and a Seville executive. The officials are accused of accepting tens of thousands of dollars' worth of meals, theater tickets and other perks from businesses seeking construction contracts.

An attorney for Seville says the firm is cooperating with the investigation.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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