Updated: 10/15/2013 9:31 PM
Created: 10/15/2013 3:48 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste
The former leader of a Twin Cities charter school who embezzled so much money the school was forced to shut down was expected to be released from prison Tuesday.
Joel Pourier was set to be released from a prison boot camp program three and a half years early. The Department of Corrections won't confirm if he's out Tuesday night.
He will move to phase two of the Challenge Incarceration Program, meaning he will be under intensive supervised release. He also has to pay $1 million in restitution.
Pourier was convicted of stealing money from the Heart of the Earth charter school in Minneapolis.
Read our previous coverage here: Families Fear 'Revenge' as Embezzler Leaves Prison Early
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