From the story:
Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates said, "there's going to be no prosecution on that."
She said she received the report from the commission in May and opted not to publicize the finding because she does not issue press releases when she decides not to prosecute someone.
So the Lucas County Prosecutor knowing that many in the community were interested in what happened to this issue just decided she would keep it quiet. What politics went into play regarding this decision considering a prominent and highly controversial figure was involved?
Also from the story:
The commission's report sheds light on Mr. Sanders' decision to leave Toledo. It quotes one participant in the effort to retain the superintendent, Bernard "Pete" Culp, as saying that Mr. Sanders could not tolerate the criticism of school board members Darlene Fisher and Robert Torres, who were elected to the five-member board in 2005.
"Culp recalls that almost as soon as the two new board members took their seats, Sanders complained that he could not work with them and started looking for other employment," the investigative report said. Mr. Culp told the commission that having only three supportive board members undermined his efforts to improve the schools.
"Culp stated that this was mentioned many times by Sanders, how he needed that fourth vote to be able to effectively run the schools," the report said.?
I would suggest that the real reason behind Sanders' desire to leave was that he realized that he would no longer be able to operate behind the scenes while leaving the elected Board and community in the dark just as he did when he "mortgaged" the districts future with the retroactive payment MOU.