Judge Ralph Winkler of
Willard pleaded guilty in November to theft and records tampering involving the W.E.B. Dubois school. Prosecutors say he overstated enrollment at DuBois to increase its state subsidy and misused state funds, spending some on home improvements.
Willard said he was sorry for misusing funds and falsifying state documents, but said it was for the school and not for personal gain.
Willard resigned shortly before the charges were filed in 2006.