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A former director of the Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty on Jan. 8 to stealing more than $500,000 from the association.
Herman G. Wilks, former department director of the TASB Workers’ Compensation Claims Administration, pleaded guilty to stealing from the association’s Risk Management Fund in federal court. The fund provides specific coverage to members through their requisite financial contributions into the risk management pool. Wilks had control over and direct access to the claimant pay process.
Wilks admitted that from April 2008 until March 2013, he submitted fraudulent workers’ compensation claims through a company he created called Medco Implantable Supply.
Appearing before U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, he pleaded guilty to 10 counts of mail fraud. He is out on bond pending sentencing.