Another school official was sentenced Tuesday in the corruption probe involving several South Bay-area officials from three public districts, a construction contractor and intermediaries of construction contracts.
Yolanda Hernandez, still an active member on the San Ysidro School District governing board, was sentenced in Chula Vista on a misdemeanor perjury charge she had earlier pleaded guilty to, in a deal that took off the table another charge she had initially faced for filing false instrument. Chula Vista Superior Court Judge Ana Espana sentenced Hernandez to three years of summary probation, ordered that she pay a fine of $4,589 and gave her until Oct. 1 to complete 40 hours of community service.
More than a dozen school officials have been connected to the probe, in which prosecutors uncovered dealings between the officials and private businesses in position to benefit from their votes awarding construction contracts. Only one of 15 people indicted in 2013 in connection to the probe has not to this point pleaded guilty to any charges; Jeffrey Flores, president of Seville Construction Services, is due to begin trial in late May.