Feds search controversial superintendent’s home

Scott Glasrud home
Feds search controversial superintendent's home.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Federal agents raided the home of a controversial former school superintendent Friday morning. Scott Glasrud was the head of a group of schools before resigning last week amid an investigation into how he was making his money.

Federal agents executed a warrant at Glasrud’s northeast heights home earlier Friday.

An FBI spokesperson confirms agents were at the residence for several hours, but they won’t say what they were looking for. A few weeks ago, FBI agents also raided Glasrud’s schools.

The head administrator of SAMS Academy and Southwest Learning Center resigned last week amid the federal investigation. Sources tell News 13 the feds are looking into fraud and embezzlement allegations involving state and federal dollars.

A state auditor’s report released earlier in August raised red flags about how Glasrud was making his money. Among the report’s findings the charter schools paid more than a million dollars over six years to rent planes from a company owned by Glasrud.

The schools’ board members said they’d suspend the flight programs while they make other arrangements. Board members also decided Thursday night that Glasrud will be paid about $80,000 to walk away in the middle of the investigation.

Glasrud made nearly a quarter-million dollars a year with his salary and benefits before his resignation.

News 13 reached out to Glasrud’s attorney for comment, but has not heard back.

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