Former Georgia schools superintendent Linda Schrenko has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Schrenko pleaded guilty in May to fraud and money laundering after defrauding the public of $600,000 of federal education money. The money -- intended for deaf and honors students -- were funneled into her 2002 campaign for governor and spent on a face lift.
In the middle of her trial, Schrenko struck a plea deal in exchange for testifying against her co-defendants. In the binding agreement, she agreed to serve eight years in prison.
A judge in Atlanta today also ordered the 56-year-old Schrenko to pay more than $414,000 in restitution for her role in an embezzlement scheme.