FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – Jurors found a former Deerfield Beach commissioner guilty of three campaign finance related charges in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom Tuesday.

Steve Gonot’s fate was decided in less than an hour. Two of the charges, official misconduct and grand theft over $5,000, each carry a sentence of up to five years in prison. The third charge of falsifying records is a misdemeanor which has a penalty of up to one year in the Broward County jail.

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Broward Assistant State Attorney David Schulson convinced a jury that Gonot unlawfully used $5,135 in campaign money for his personal use. Gonot allegedly wrote the check to a long-time friend for “supplies and equipment reimbursement” for his campaign. Investigators found that no such equipment existed by the time Gonot falsely listed the transaction on his campaign treasurer’s report.

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Broward County Circuit Judge Barbara McCarthy approved request for the former commissioner to remain out on bond with his passport forfeited.

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Gonot is scheduled to be sentenced on June 20th.