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Ex-Greenville Schools Chief Seeks Shorter Sentence

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Aberdeen, MS - Ex-Greenville schools chief Harvey Franklin insists he doesn't deserve lengthy prison time for admitting to a bribery conspiracy.
    
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/19S6pTm ) the 56-year-old Franklin is set for sentencing Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock in Aberdeen.
    
He pleaded guilty Aug. 2, 2012, to three counts of conspiracy to receive a bribe while he was the school district's superintendent.
    
The U.S. Probation Service's pre-sentence report calculates that he deserves a 70-87 months sentence.
    
Franklin insists he thought he would get leniency by promising to testify against Edna Goble, a Georgia consultant whose company gained $1.4 million from the Greenville Public School District to assist "at risk" reading students.
    
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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com

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