Former Beverly Hills superintendent sentenced to 60 days in jail

Feb. 24, 2012
Jeffrey Hubbard was convicted of misappropriating funds in 2005 and 2006

From The Los Angeles Times: The former school superintendent in Beverly Hills, Calif., has been sentenced to serve 60 days in jail for misappropriating public funds. Jeffrey Hubbard was convicted last month on two felony counts of misappropriation of public money while he was running the Beverly Hills Unified School District. He subsequently left Beverly Hills to run the Newport-Mesa (Calif.) Unified School District; the school board there fired him after his conviction. The sentencing judge also ordered Hubbard to pay a $6,000 fine and $23,500 in restitution. Prosecutors presented evidence that Hubbard made illegal payments to a subordinate with whom he had a "special relationship." Former Facilities Director Karen Anne Christiansen, 53, recipient of the payments, was convicted of four felony counts of conflict-of-interest charges and sentenced to four years and four months in prison and ordered to pay $2 million in restitution.

Earlier... JANUARY 2012...from The Los Angeles Times: The former school superintendent in the Beverly Hills (Calif.) district has been convicted on two felony charges of misappropriation of public funds. Jeffrey Hubbard was found guilty of ordering $20,000 in bonuses for an administrator and increasing her car allowance to $500 a month without approval from Beverly Hills school board members. He was acquitted on a third charge of illegally increasing another subordinate's pay. The acts took place in 2005 and 2006; Hubbard subsequently left Beverly Hills and now is superintendent of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. His future with that district is not immediately clear.

OCTOBER 2011....from The Los Angeles Times: Newport-Mesa (Calif.) Unified School District Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard, who faces two felony counts of misappropriation of funds related to his previous job as superintendent of the Beverly Hills Unified School District, may face additional charges. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office plans to take recently acquired evidence to a grand jury in hopes of securing additional charges

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