FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A suspended Broward County school board member and her husband say they are not guilty of bribery and other charges brought in a corruption investigation.
Stephanie and Mitch Kraft entered written pleas rather than appear in court Wednesday. They are both free on bail, with the next court date set for Dec. 9.
Prosecutors say the couple helped two developers obtain a $500,000 break on impact fees one of their housing projects had to pay to the school district. In return, they allegedly accepted $10,000 from the developers.
Gov. Charlie Crist suspended Stephanie Kraft on Oct. 4. She is not seeking re-election.
Ex-board member Beverly Gallagher is in federal prison on an unrelated corruption conviction.