He ran a successful adult school in North Miami. Now, he faces up to 40 years in prison.

The former head of the North Miami Adult Education Center is guilty of handing out no-show jobs in exchange for illegal cash payments, a jury decided late Friday night.

Jean Ridore, 51, was found guilty of two counts of illegal compensation, official misconduct and grand theft. He was immediately jailed to await sentencing. Ridore faces up to 40 years in prison.

The Miami-Dade school district runs the school based at North Miami High for more than 4,500 students at multiple campuses in the northeast region of the county. The school is billed as the largest and most successful adult-education program in Miami-Dade.


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