UPDATE: KRAFT ORDERED HELD IN CUSTODY.
From the Sun-Sentinel:
Kraft wept in relief when two not guilty verdicts were read, then appeared stunned and wept more when the conviction on official misconduct was announced. The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years.
Destry immediately ordered Kraft held in custody pending her sentencing.
“My mother!” Kraft said through tears.
Defense lawyer Ken Padowitz urged the judge to reconsider jailing Kraft, explaining that the defendant’s mother is in hospice care and not expected to live much longer.
Destry expressed his regrets but did not change his mind.
It took less than a day for a jury to reach a verdict in the public corruption trial of former Broward School Board member Stephanie Kraft. She was found guilty of official misconduct, just one of the four charges she faced. Kraft beat the charges of unlawful compensation and bribery. Developing….