Former Tulsa athletic director released from federal prison after finishing sentence


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TULSA, Oklahoma — A former athletic director for the Tulsa Public Schools was released from federal prison after completing her seven-month sentence.

Stephanie Spring will now serve five months of home detention, followed by three years of court supervision, the Tulsa World ( ) reported. She will also pay about $92,000 in restitution and a $10,000 fine.

Spring was sentenced in November and went to prison in January after she pleaded guilty to criminal activity only in 2011. As part of her plea deal, prosecutors agreed not to pursue more charges for what they said were allegations of similar conduct that went back to 2006.

Spring acknowledged pocketing money for the rental of school facilities that should have gone into a district fund. The judge said the scheme covered parts of seven years, included the deposit of more than 180 checks and was motivated by greed, not need.

Upon her release from a maximum security camp in Fort Worth on Tuesday, Spring's attorney, Allen Smallwood, said she is working out the details of how she will pay the restitution. He said Spring's father might sell his home so she can pay it off in one lump sum.

"She's doing fine. She has employment, and she's going about the rest of her life," he said.

Information from: Tulsa World,

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