He was , but after four days behind bars Jeffrey Hubbard -- the recently fired as superintendent of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District -- was released from jail.
Hubbard, 55, was set free at 6:21 a.m. today, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Inmate Information Center. He was originally ordered to spend 60 days in jail, receive three years of probation and pay a $6,000 fine. In addition he was ordered to pay $23,500 in restitution to the Beverly Hills Unified school district and to complete 280 hours of community service.
Last month, an L.A. County Superior Court jury found Hubbard to a female employee -- -- while he was superintendent of the Beverly Hills Unified School District. The jury acquitted him of a charge involving another employee. He faced up to five years in state prison.
Prosecutors said Hubbard OK'd a $20,000 stipend and $500 monthly car allowance to Christiansen, a former facilities director for Beverly Hills Unified. Hubbard took five months of voluntary paid leave to prepare for his defense and at N-MUSD in June.
Christiansen, who was tried separately last year, was convicted of four counts of conflict of interest for negotiating contracts between the school district and a firm with which her company had a consulting agreement, and for backing a school bond measure that benefited her firm. She was sentenced Jan. 5 to four years and four months in state prison, but was allowed to remain free on $400,000 bail while her appeal is pending.