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Former Shakopee Superintendent Charged With Corruptly Soliciting A Bribe

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the filing of a felony information charging RODNEY KEITH THOMPSON, 53, with corruptly soliciting a bribe. [1] THOMPSON will make his initial appearance in U.S. District Court at a later date.

As alleged in the felony information, THOMPSON used his position and authority as then Superintendent of the Shakopee School District, to obtain personal benefits from a company interested in being awarded contracts with the Shakopee School District. Namely, THOMPSON solicited home improvement projects, personal travel, and attendance at sporting events in exchange for contracts with the School District.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. MacLaughlin is prosecuting the case.

Defendant Information:


Shakopee, Minn.


  • Corrupt Solicitation of a Bribe, 1 count




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United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: (612) 664-5600







[1] The charges contained in the information are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated November 13, 2018

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