Byline: ANTHONY CORMIER, TIFFANY LANKES and DOUG SWORD Staff Writers
This week, federal agents ordered the Sarasota County School District to turn over records about top former officials and their dealings with Promethean, the company that sold the district 3,000 white boards in 2006.
That same year the company sold $2.4 million worth of products to the Tucson (Ariz.) Unified School District -- and after the deal was secured, Promethean invited top officials to a lavish conference, giving them free hotel stays, gift cards and even an iPod.
According to an Arizona attorney general investigation in late 2008:
Tucson school officials, including some who recommended the installation of Activboards to …