Fort Myers, FL (KROC-AM News) - A former Rochester Public Schools Superintendent is headed to federal prison.

The Telegraph newspaper in Macon, Georgia is reporting a federal judge yesterday handed 50-year-old Romain Dallemand an 8-month prison sentence and ordered him to pay almost $300,000 in restitution. Dallemand entered a guilty plea to a tax evasion charge in 2017 after admitted filing a false tax return, under-reporting his income and over-reporting his itemized deductions.

An earlier statement issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Middle Georgia indicated the charge stemmed from Dallemand’s acceptance of a $100,000 payment in 2012 that was intended to influence his actions as Superintendent of the Bibb County School District in Macon.

Dallemand was hired by the Rochester School District in 2007 and served as Superintendent until 2011 when he left for the position in Georgia.