Sources who spoke to The Times said they were first contacted by federal investigators last fall. One was Rita Weingourt, who wrote the curriculum for the healthcare program. She said she told investigators that Barajas and Tarrant played no part in developing the syllabi, lectures, quizzes and tests for the grant program, and lacked the expertise to do so. Another was Dorothy Smith, a former L.A. Trade-Tech dean of student services, who said she gave investigators background on the college, including problems with morale and trust.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times