A former school superintendent who admitted taking part in the $11.2 million theft of Roslyn School District funds has been released from prison.
Frank Tassone received an early release Tuesday from his 4-to-12-year term because of good behavior.
Tassone and five others pleaded guilty in 2006 for their roles in the theft of school district funds.
Prosecutors said the stolen money was used to finance lavish lifestyles. They included Concorde flights for British vacations, cruises, mortgages on vacation homes, resort stays, furniture, jewelry and meals.
The suspects were required to pay back the stolen money.
The Roslyn school district sends 95 percent of its high school graduates to college.
The case sparked audits of school districts statewide.
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