A former Dallas schools deputy superintendent accused in a corruption case involving technology contracts has been sentenced to one year of probation, the Associated Press reports. William Coleman III also must pay a $5,000 fine and complete 80 hours of community service, according to court documents. He was sentenced earlier this month after pleading guilty to one count of attempting to influence members of a grand jury. Coleman was the deputy superintendent and chief operating officer of the Dallas Independent School District from August 1999 to September 2000. He was superintendent of Detroit Public Schools from 2005 until March 2007. Federal authorities initially accused him of taking kickbacks to help win millions of dollars in contracts in Dallas for a computer company. Coleman faced several charges but he agreed to testify for the government in exchange for the reduced charge. Two others in the case—former Dallas school administrator Ruben B. Bohuchot and Frankie Logyang Wong, former co-owner and president of the computer company—were found guilty of bribery and other charges in July…

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