Former School Officials Sentenced

(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 31, 2005)  Dr. Jesus B. Greer and Donald Huish pled guilty in Cochise County Superior Court to violations of the Arizona School Finance procurement code on Tuesday, March 29.  Both pled to Class 1 misdemeanors.  Dr. Greer was the longtime Superintendent of the Douglas Unified School District, and Mr. Huish was the District’s Business Manager, and has since left the school district.  The offenses occurred during the summer of 2002, after Dr. Greer’s retirement.

The Hon. James Conlogue accepted the pleas and sentenced each defendant to six months unsupervised probation.  Dr. Greer was also sentenced to pay $830 in restitution to the Douglas School District, and Huish must pay $400 in partial reimbursement for attorney’s fees to the court.

Assistant Attorney General Gail Thackeray prosecuted this case.