Ramona Cunningham Back In The News
Cunningham, the former chief executive of the Central Iowa Employment and Training Consortium, did not join three co-defendants who stood trial last month on fraud and conspiracy charges in Davenport. Her attorney, William Kutmus, argued that she was unable to assist in her defense. Federal prosecutors have argued that their expert witness examined Cunningham and found her mentally fit.
Today’s hearing was scheduled to determine when and if she will stand trial.
Cunningham faces 30 charges related to the CIETC pay scandal. Prosecutors allege that nearly $2 million in public money was misspent over a three-year period, with much of it going to huge salaries and bonuses for CIETC’s top executives.
Federal prosecutors have argued that their expert witness examined Cunningham and found her competent to stand trial.