The former superintendent of the Beverly Hills Unified School District was found guilty on Jan. 23 of giving a female former facilities director more than $20,000 in unauthorized gifts and increasing her car allowance without board approval, the district attorney’s office announced.
The seven-man, five-woman jury found Jeffrey Hubbard, who is now the superintendent of the Newport Mesa Unified School District, guilty of two counts of misappropriation of public funds. He was found not guilty of a third count.
Judge Stephen Marcus allowed Hubbard, 55, to remain free on his own recognizance and ordered him to return to court Feb. 23 for sentencing. He faces up to five years in state prison.
Hubbard was convicted of ordering former facilities director Karen Anne Christiansen to be paid $20,000 in two payments, a stipend that was never authorized by the board.
He also was found guilty of having her $150-a-month car allowance increased to $500 a month without board approval.
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