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Baxter sentences APS defendant Pitts to 7 years in prison

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Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter sentenced former Atlanta Public Schools administrator Michael Pitts to seven years in prison for his racketeering conviction in the test-cheating trial.

“He was at the epicenter of the cheating,” Baxter said.

Pitts was also sentenced to 2,000 hours of community service and a $25,000 fine.

Pitts denied during the sentencing hearing he was involved or aware of cheating.

“Maybe I should have known,” he said.

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