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After getting caught stealing $34,000 in federal funds meant for a youth basketball program, former Hillhouse High Assistant Principal Ben Hunter (pictured at left) considered his illustrious career as a mentor and role model “destroyed.” Not so, said Judge Janet Bond Arterton: Swayed by a torrent of testimony in his favor, she spared him prison and instead ordered him to keep on mentoring youth—on how to be a productive member of society and a felon.

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