A former Georgia Tech professor will serve five years' probation after he accepted a plea deal on charges he lied about being employed by the Atlanta University and the University of Minnesota simultaneously.
Francois Sainfort was sentenced Monday in Fulton County. Sainfort and his wife, Julie Jacko, were charged a year ago with conspiracy to defraud, theft by taking and making false statements.
The charges against Jacko were dismissed.
Authorities said the duo was double-billing the institutions and that Sainfort lied about whether he and Jacko had signed a contract with Minnesota, where they are currently employed.
Georgia Tech officials declined comment.
The couple's attorney, Martin Goldberg, called the case "outrageous" and said it should never have reach indictment. He said Sainfort's record will be cleared when his probation ends.