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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A former Broward School Board member convicted of official misconduct was sentenced to five years’ probation Friday.

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Stephanie Kraft was found guilty last week of using her position on the School Board to benefit developers of a housing project who had hired her husband, Mitch Kraft, as a consultant.

Prosecutors contend the Krafts helped the developers obtain a $500,000 break on impact fees that one of their housing projects had to pay to the school district. In return, they allegedly accepted $10,000 from the developers.

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Mitch Kraft has pleaded not guilty and will stand trial separately.

Stephanie Kraft was facing a maximum of five years in prison.


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