THE RETRIAL of a Philadelphia charter school founder on federal fraud charges is set for September.

Dorothy June Brown faces charges of defrauding the four charter schools she founded of $6.5 million and then engaging in a conspiracy to cover it up.

U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick yesterday set the retrial to begin Sept. 8.

After five weeks of testimony and seven days of deliberations, jurors in January acquitted Brown on six counts and deadlocked on the remaining 54.

Jurors said afterward that the panel was split, 9-3, in favor of convicting Brown. Two former charter administrators were acquitted of conspiracy and obstructing justice.

- Associated Press