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LAUSD's Binkle Removed From Post Following IG Report

Acclaimed nutrition services director of nation's second largest K-12 district accused of conflicts of interest, mismanagement.

David Binkle, director of nutrition services for the Los Angeles USD, has been removed from his position pending an internal district investigation into alleged conflicts of interest and mismanagement of the nation's second-largest school meal system, reports the Los Angeles Times. He is accused by the Office of the Inspector General of failing to report payments from vendors to attend school food conferences and ownership interests in a private food-related consulting firm, and of mismanaging the district's $500,000 annual marketing program that was launched in 2011 as part of a revamped food contracting system.

Binkle denied wrongdoing in an e-mail to the Times.

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