Former New Mexico superintendent reaches plea deal

New Mexico
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A former superintendent accused of fraud will avoid jail time after taking a plea deal.

Charles Trujillo is accused of using fake credentials to get his state educator license and high-paying administrative positions with the Mora and Pecos school districts.

Trujillo was charged with nine counts of fraud and forgery and faced up to 117 years in prison.

According to court documents, Trujillo plans to plead to one count of fraud in exchange for fives years probation.

He will also be allowed to petition the court to have the case dismissed after two and a half years. 

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