Jerome Oberlton

Former DISD Chief Of Staff Sentenced To Prison

Jan 8, 2014

Jerome Oberlton served five months as Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles’ Chief of Staff before resigning once he told Miles he was under federal investigation from his time in Atlanta, where he had worked for the school system.  The Dallas Morning News passed on information that he pleaded guilty to taking $60,000 in kickbacks, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, and was sentenced to 3 years, 5 months.

Update, 6:20 p.m.: Former Dallas schools Chief of Staff Jerome Oberlton was released on a $25,000 bond Tuesday after pleading not guilty to charges of accepting kickbacks while he worked for Atlanta Public Schools.

Mahendra Patel, Oberlton's partner in the scheme they're both accused of participating in, also was released on bond, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Oberlton's Linked-in account

Another chief of staff for the Dallas school district superintendent has resigned. This latest chief says he anticipates being named in a federal indictment.