The Los Angeles County district attorney's office is reviewing allegations made last week that City Clerk Donna Babb used city funds and staff members for personal and political purposes.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Candace Beason of the special investigations division said an investigator has been assigned to the case to determine whether criminal charges should be filed against Babb. Beason said that decision will be made in about two weeks.
City Manager LeRoy Jackson said he will await the outcome of the district attorney's review before deciding whether the city will conduct an internal investigation of the matter.
Deputy City Clerk Dora Hong, who has held that job for only seven months, made the allegations in a memo to the city manager last week. In the memo, Hong alleged that Babb, who defeated her boss for the city clerk's job in 1982, used city funds to have personal items framed, used city-owned cassette recorders to tape her college class lectures, had a staff member type her term paper and padded expense vouchers.