Chris Whittle, the one-time media maven turned charter school education champion, is untangling himself from an earlier unrealized educational foray with Dubai-based billionaire Sunny Varkey. Varkey obtained a judgment against Whittle for a $3.9 million — which has ballooned to $4.25 million with interest and resulted in a lien being placed against Whittle’s East Hampton...
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