Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ex-Dixie Principal Enters Prison

Disgraced former Dixie Elementary principal Adrian Sanford was sentenced today to five years in prison for stealing nearly $70,000 from the school. Begging for probation, Sanford instead received his due from Circuit Judge Martin McDonald after pleading guilty to four felony charges.

During today's proceedings, Sanford bored the court with his ramblings about being sorry, being a good role model and being able to "utilize his degrees". Judge McDonald replied,

"If he wants to be a role model for somebody, he can explain to them what it's like to be in the penitentiary for stealing from the public … stealing from the children in this community."

Sanford has been ordered to pay restitution, and the judge has said he will not consider shock probation until the former principal makes a strong commitment to pay back the money he stole. The Courier-Journal has the story HERE.

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