APS sentencing: Defendant Tamara Cotman

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Tamara Cotman

Former School Reform Team executive director

Convicted of racketeering

The case against her: Cotman told teachers to “to cheat. To up those numbers.”

Her defense: Cotman said she never witnessed cheating or any other criminal behavior and didn’t attempt to stonewall investigators looking into irregularities.

Her sentence: seven years to serve in prison; 2,000 hours of community service and a $25,000 fine.

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