CNet reports that a former information technology official for a Pennsylvania school district likely will be forced to serve a three-year jail sentence after losing an appeal on a 2005 conviction related to a bribery scheme that netted him nearly $2 million in kickbacks for defrauding the federal eRate program, the $2.5 billion grant program that provides internet access and telecommunications discounts to needy schools. Formerly the director of information technology for the Harrisburg School District, John Henry Weaver was originally convicted of the crime in March 2005, but appealed the ruling. On March 10 a judge for the U.S. Court of International Trade upheld the conviction, calling the sentence “reasonable.”