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Convicted ex-schools chief released from jail after just 4 days

Ex-Beverly Hills schools chief out of jail
He missed the Academy Awards and the NBA all-star game, but not much else.

After only four days behind bars, former Beverly Hills school superintendent Jeffrey Hubbard was released from jail early Monday. Hubbard had been sentenced to 60 days in jail last Thursday and was immediately taken into custody in a Los Angeles courtroom.

But shortened sentences have become routine in Los Angeles County because of jail crowding; another example is the one day that actress Lindsay Lohan spent behind bars on a 30-day sentence. 

Judge Stephen A. Marcus noted as much Thursday when he said he figured that the former superintendent would be released by Monday or Tuesday.

Hubbard, who most recently was superintendent of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, received one day's credit for time served for the day he was initially booked.

Hubbard was convicted in January on two felony charges of misappropriation of public funds and ordered to pay $23,500 to the Beverly Hills School District and $6,000 in court fines.

He had used his former position as Beverly Hills schools chief -– the job he held before going to Newport Beach -- to illegally enrich a subordinate, a jury found. He was acquitted on a third charge.

The day after his conviction, he was fired from his job as schools chief by the Newport-Mesa School Board, although some members wrote the court asking for leniency in Hubbard's sentencing.


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Photo: Jeffrey Hubbard outside courtroom. Credit: Daily Pilot


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