FORT WORTH -- A grand jury has declined to indict two men named in an investigation commissioned by the Grapevine-Colleyville school district of possible theft and mismanagement, a spokeswoman for the Tarrant County district attorney's office said Monday.
The men -- Scott Monaghan, the school district's former facility services director, and Paul Hamilton, the district's primary job-order contractor -- had been named in the investigation conducted for the district by Richard Roper of the Thompson & Knight law firm in Dallas.
Roper's investigation centered on three former workers, including Monaghan, in the facilities services department who were accused of taking about $10,000 worth of district property for personal use.
It also looked at allegations of mismanagement involving Hamilton's company, GCI Construction Services of Arlington, which for years handled repairs and renovation projects for the district.
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The district has severed ties with GCI. Monaghan and the two other facilities employees resigned in the spring of 2010.
The findings of Roper's investigation were turned over to the district attorney's office in the summer of 2010. The spokeswoman did not have the date that the no-bill was returned. School district officials said they learned of it last week.
Some of the allegations against Hamilton involved money from the 2005 bond program.
Many of those projects were roofing repairs. GCI was hired to coordinate, manage and oversee the roof repairs done by subcontractors and then submit the bill for the entire job to the district.
The district passed a $124.5 million bond package last year, and this time has established three employee positions to oversee bond projects instead of hiring an outside job-order management company. Their salaries will be paid for with bond money, and their jobs will conclude with the 2011 bond program.
Monaghan now works in the energy and transportation management department at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. Hamilton is still in business as GCI Construction.
Neither Hamilton nor Monaghan could be reached to comment Monday.
Grapevine-Colleyville district officials and Roper declined to comment Monday.
This report includes material from the Star-Telegram archives.
Shirley Jinkins, 817-390-7657