Former Seattle Public Schools official arrested in Kent

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A man accused of ripping off a $250,000 dollars from Seattle Public Schools was arrest Saturday. 

A warrant was issued for Silas Potter Jr.’s arrest after he didn’t show up for a court appearance last month.

Until 2010, Potter was the head of the district’s small-business program. He was supposed to help minorities and women bid on public contracts.

Prosecutors said Potter set up a scheme to collect a $250,000 dollars in kickbacks and payoffs.

Potter was charged with 42 counts.

This is the second time Potter has skipped a court appearance.  In November, he was caught and brought back from Florida after he failed to show up for an earlier arraignment.