A man in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, was sentenced on Monday for lying to the FBI. He will not have to go to prison, but will have to do 75 hours of community service. He will also be on probation for five years (he could go to jail if he gets into trouble).
The man, Jarrett Maupin II, was a member of the local school board. He also ran for mayor of the city. Last September, he told the FBI that a local elected official had committed a crime. Maupin has admitted that this was a lie, and he said it “to hurt the official politically”.
He pleaded guilty and agreed to resign from the school board.