Score ANOTHER VICTORY for District Attorney Steve Cooley and Max Huntsman for this CONVICTION and JAIL SENTENCE today. Attention pubic officials. Stop breaking the law. Stop stuffing your pockets. You will be CAUGHT SOONER OR LATER....
LOS ANGELES – The former superintendent of the Beverly Hills Unified School District was sentenced today to 60 days in jail and ordered to pay nearly $23,500 in restitution to the Beverly Hills School District for giving a female former facilities director unauthorized gifts, the District Attorney’s office announced.
Judge Stephen Marcus said Jeffrey Hubbard violated a position of public trust and ordered him to complete 280 hours of community service and to pay a $6,000 fine in addition to jail time and restitution.
Hubbard, 55, was taken into immediate custody.
Deputy District Attorney Max Huntsman (W2G, MAX!) with the Public Integrity Division prosecuted the case.
A jury in January found Hubbard guilty of two counts of misappropriation of public funds for ordering former facilities director Karen Anne Christiansen to be paid $20,000 in two payments, a stipend that was never authorized by the board.
Hubbard also was found guilty of having Christiansen’s $150-a-month car allowance increased to $500 a month without board approval.
Judge Marcus said that email exchanges between Hubbard and Christiansen showed the two had a “very, very special relationship” and he gave her the money because he “liked her, he loved her.”
Christiansen, 53, was sentenced on Jan. 5 to four years, four months in state prison and tentatively ordered to pay the district just over $2 million after being convicted of negotiating contracts between the school district and a firm with which her company had a consulting agreement, and for backing a school bond measure that benefited her firm.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Jeffrey Hubbard hauled off to jail. Former Beverly Hills Superintendent Sentenced for Misappropriation
Los Angeles, CA, USA Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Randy Economy is the host of The Randy Economy Show each and every Saturday night on AM 870 The Answer KRLA beginning at 8 p.m. on the West Coast, 11 p.m. East Coast.
Randy Economy is an award winning Investigative Journalist and is the winner of four top awards from the Los Angeles Press Club.
To follow Randy Economy on Twitter go to @EconomyRadio.