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November 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak is suspected of attempting to embezzle more than $43 million in state funds, prosecutors said. Police detained Storchak on Thursday along with Viktor Za- kharov, head of the firm Sodexim, and the chairman of Moscow's Interregional Investment Bank, Vadim Volkov. They have not been formally charged.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Brittany Levine
A former Glendale councilman who pleaded guilty to embezzlement, perjury and filing false tax returns related to the loss of at least $304,000 from a local farmers market was sentenced Monday to one year in jail. John Drayman shook his head as he was handcuffed in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, where Superior Court Judge Stephen Marcus called him a "disgraced" ex-mayor who had shown no remorse. "In common parlance, you're a crook," the judge said. After pleading guilty to the felony charges last month, Drayman was ordered to pay about $305,000 in restitution for losses tied to the Montrose farmers market.
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September 30, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The former manager of the Yucca Valley Airport has pleaded guilty to embezzling $1.3 million in state money. Prosecutors say Richard Demel pleaded guilty to seven counts of embezzlement Monday in San Bernardino. Deputy Dist. Atty. Lewis Cope says Demel applied for a state grant to repair airport runways in 2003. When the check came, he deposited it in a new bank account and disappeared. Airport officials did not learn about the grant until 2007 when the governor's office called for a status report on the runways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1996
The Inglewood Unified School District has another scandal brewing. John Rabun, principal for 10 years of the Inglewood Adult School, has been charged by the District Attorney's office with embezzling $27,000 to put a down payment on a $425,000 Ladera Heights home. Rabun was arrested Tuesday, released on $27,000 bail and charged Thursday with one count of grand theft and one count of embezzlement.
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February 15, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Newport News advertising representative has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling about $20,000 in commissions from ads he allegedly placed in the newspaper without advertisers' approval, police and the newspaper said Friday. Larry Michaels Botts, 31, was being held in Newport Beach City Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail after his arrest at his Newport Beach apartment late Thursday, said Sgt. Andy Gonis.
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January 3, 2001 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former manager at the Ventura Regional Sanitation District has pleaded not guilty to charges of embezzlement, money laundering and income tax fraud after more than $200,000 disappeared from the district's budget. Carol Ann Deavenport faces 52 criminal counts for allegedly embezzling $215,000 from the sanitation district over five years. Deavenport was arraigned in Ventura County Superior Court on Dec. 28 after turning herself in to authorities. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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September 9, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of a property management company was arraigned Thursday on charges of embezzling $1.4 million from a Calabasas condominium association, whose residents grew suspicious after noticing a steady decline in the quality of their landscaping. Spencer John Gobus, 46, who pleaded not guilty to three felony counts in Los Angeles Municipal Court, is accused of stealing the money from the Oak Park Calabasas account from Feb. 1, 1985, to July 31, 1993. Deputy Dist. Atty. Allan C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1989
The former bookkeeper of two Santa Fe Springs corporations was charged Friday with embezzling more than $579,000 from her employers to maintain a lavish life style that included a new home and a luxury car. Lorrinda Jayne Barlow, 27, is scheduled to surrender Wednesday for arraignment in Los Angeles Municipal Court on two counts of grand theft and 11 counts of forgery. Barlow allegedly embezzled the money by forging more than 100 checks drawn on the accounts of the two corporations, Lee Deane Products Inc. and Raintime Inc.
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June 30, 1989
A Granada Hills optician was ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges that she embezzled 3,635 pairs of eyeglass frames--valued at more than $109,000--from the organization where she worked. Linda Dultz, 45, is accused of taking the frames while working as an optician at the Facey Medical Group in Mission Hills between May, 1987, and April, 1988. Prosecutors charged that Dultz ordered large shipments of eyeglass frames, then took them out of the building on the pretext that she had over-ordered.
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