Opening statements were heard Thursday morning in the trial of Bell’s ex-Mayor, Oscar Hernandez, and five former city council members.
Two former employees of the Coachella Valley Unified School District have been found guilty of stealing public funds.
An ex-business officer for the Lynwood Unified School District admitted Tuesday to taking more than $700,000 in public funds for his own personal use.
A former Long Beach city employee has pleaded guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the animal care services bureau.
The former chief business officer of the Lynwood Unified School District faces 21 felony counts of embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds.
An Orange County school district’s trustees have decided to fire a superintendent convicted of misappropriating public funds while he headed the Beverly Hills Unified School District.
Six former Bell city officials pleaded not guilty Friday morning to misappropriating public funds by accepting lofty salaries for serving on boards and commissions that seldom met.
Robert Rizzo was the mastermind of a scam, prosecutors say, that bilked one of Southern California’s poorest cities out of more than $5.5 million, money with which he lined his pockets and those of a handful of cronies.
Eight current and former Bell city officials are due in court Monday for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require them to stand trial on charges that they misappropriated public funds.
Four current and former officials of this small Southern California city were charged Wednesday with spending $14,000 of taxpayers’ money on baseball games and Broadway shows when they were supposed to be working to improve Irwindale’s bond rating.
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