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Former Prosecutor Pleads Not Guilty in Grand Theft

May 31, 2003|Akilah Johnson | Times Staff Writer

Julie Marie Sergojan, a former Los Angeles County prosecutor, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of grand theft, forgery and identity theft.

The California attorney general's office charged her with 10 felonies -- including grand theft, forgery and unauthorized use of personal information, money laundering, unauthorized computer access and use of data to defraud.

She was also charged with use of false financial statements, a misdemeanor.

Sergojan, 46, worked for the Los Angeles district attorney's office at the time of the alleged crimes. State prosecutors were assigned to investigate, said attorney general's spokeswoman Hallye Jordan.

Sergojan resigned in February after nearly 20 years as a prosecutor, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office.

Authorities say Sergojan stole more than $96,000 from an equity line of credit from Bank of America by posing as a former San Marino landlord last year. To date, about $55,000 has been recovered, said officials.

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