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April 9, 1994 | DWAYNE BRAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying problems with their case are too severe to overcome, Ventura County prosecutors announced Friday that they will not seek to retry a Simi Valley priest accused of stealing more than $50,000 from his former parish. Father David Dean Piroli smiled broadly after the announcement in Superior Court, but did not say whether he plans to seek reinstatement as a priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
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April 9, 1994 | DWAYNE BRAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying problems with their case are too severe to overcome, Ventura County prosecutors announced Friday that they will not seek to retry a Simi Valley priest accused of stealing more than $50,000 from his former parish. Father David Dean Piroli smiled broadly after the announcement in Superior Court, but did not say whether he plans to seek reinstatement as a priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
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August 14, 1992 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Simi Valley priest accused of embezzling more than $43,000 of his parishioners' donations also kept stolen letters written by America's first saint locked in a safe in his room, prosecutors charged Thursday. Father David Piroli, 36, pleaded not guilty in Ventura County Superior Court to one charge each of grand theft by embezzlement and receiving stolen property.
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August 14, 1992 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Simi Valley priest accused of embezzling more than $43,000 of his parishioners' donations also kept stolen letters written by America's first saint locked in a safe in his room, prosecutors charged Thursday. Father David Piroli, 36, pleaded not guilty in Ventura County Superior Court to one charge each of grand theft by embezzlement and receiving stolen property.
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February 8, 1995 | DWAYNE BRAY
A former Oxnard attorney has been convicted of grand theft and faces up to three years in state prison, prosecutors said Tuesday. Carlos Yanez pleaded no contest to grand theft by embezzlement in Ventura County Superior Court on Feb. 3, prosecutors said in a news release. Yanez embezzled about $52,000 from a client's trust account between July 17, 1990, and April 24, 1991, officials said. Neither Yanez nor Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD
A former manager in the Ventura County Public Social Services Agency pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing more than $15,000 worth of computer equipment from his office. David M. Woody, 29, of Camarillo admitted one count of embezzlement in Ventura County Municipal Court and will be sentenced April 20, Deputy Dist. Atty. Robert D. Meyers said. Woody has been fired from his job as manager of computer services for the agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1991 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A newspaper photographer said she was only a little shaken following a scuffle with James T. (Tom) Ely, who was convicted along with his wife of conspiracy and embezzlement in Ventura County Superior Court on Tuesday. Victoria Sayer, a photographer for the Ventura County Star-Free Press, had her foot stomped by the trustee, who was wearing cowboy boots, after she took a photo against his wishes. "He just lunged at me," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1990 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying they cannot afford to pay their lawyers, James T. (Tom) and Ingrid Ely have filed for bankruptcy and applied for the services of the public defender in their upcoming trial on conspiracy and embezzlement charges. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Lawrence Storch on Tuesday ordered the county public defender's office to review the Elys' finances and determine whether the Ventura Community College District trustee and his wife are poor enough to deserve court-appointed attorneys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1991 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Extravagant trips, fancy dinners and expensive clothes all charged to the taxpayers. In three weeks of testimony in their trial on conspiracy and embezzlement charges, Ventura County Community College District Trustee James T. (Tom) Ely and his wife, Ingrid, have been painted by the prosecution as big spenders of public money. But this week, the defense takes over. And the attorneys for Tom and Ingrid Ely will attempt to portray the couple in a different light. Tom Ely's attorney, James M.
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