Orlando Sentinel by Beth Kassab, Leslie Postal, and Kevin Spear
October 1, 2020
Former Florida Virtual School general counsel Frank Kruppenbacher falsified his own performance evaluation so he could get a raise at the Orlando-based school, according to witness accounts in an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
The FDLE probe, which it closed out in March, did not result in any criminal charges against Kruppenbacher. A copy of the agency’s report and other materials were provided to the Sentinel this week in response to a public records request.
The law enforcement agency also looked into claims that Kruppenbacher did not properly log his time off when he traveled extensively for his role as chairman of the board that controls Orlando International Airport as well as allegations that he backdated a contract and made his salary appear lower than it was before providing the contract to a Politico journalist.
Through a spokeswoman, FDLE agents declined to comment on the report.