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Dunbar High School Football coach under investigation by FBI for overtime fraud

Posted at 6:24 PM, Aug 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-23 07:48:40-04

BALTIMORE — Lawrence Smith, Dunbar High School's football coach, is under investigation by the FBI for timecard and overtime fraud.

The football coach is also a school police detective. According to online records, Smith earned about $94,000 in overtime pay between October 2020 and October 2021.

This news comes after Smith was suspended due to a hazing incident in 2014, where he was handed a one-year suspension. He was eventually reinstated.

Smith was also a two-time head coach of the year for the Baltimore Ravens High School. After receiving this designation, he was awarded a $2,000 donation towards the school's football program.

The program saw seven championships under Smith's leadership.

Mayor Brandon Scott made a brief comment about the investigation:

Mayor Scott gives statement on Dunbar coach being investigated