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October 30, 1990
A teacher in the Inglewood Unifed School District has been charged with grand theft and embezzlement for allegedly setting up a personal bank account to bilk the school district, authorities said. Leonard Matthews, who was principal of Hillcrest Continuation High School at the time of the alleged thefts and has since been demoted, was arraigned last week in Los Angeles Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of embezzlement and one count of grand theft involving as much as $4,000.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1990
A teacher in the Inglewood Unifed School District has been charged with grand theft and embezzlement for allegedly setting up a personal bank account to bilk the school district, authorities said. Leonard Matthews, who was principal of Hillcrest Continuation High School at the time of the alleged thefts and has since been demoted, was arraigned last week in Los Angeles Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of embezzlement and one count of grand theft involving as much as $4,000.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1991
Leonard Matthews, a former high school principal who pleaded no contest last month to embezzling thousands of dollars in school funds, has retired from the Inglewood Unified School District, officials said this week. Matthews, who was demoted from principal of Hillcrest High School to an adult school teacher after the charges surfaced in 1987, faces sentencing next week in Los Angles Superior Court on three embezzlement counts. He agreed to pay the district $10,000, school officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1990 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A teacher in the Inglewood Unifed School District was charged with grand theft and embezzlement last week for allegedly setting up a personal bank account to bilk the school district, authorities said. Leonard Matthews, who was principal of Hillcrest Continuation High School at the time of the alleged thefts and has since been demoted, was arraigned Wednesday in Los Angeles Municipal Court.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1988
The nation's largest advertising agency trade organization, the American Assn. of Advertising Agencies, has named John O'Toole as its next president and chief executive. O'Toole has been executive vice president of the Washington office of the New York-based group for the past two years. He will take over the post from Leonard S. Matthews on Jan. 1. O'Toole is a former chairman of the Chicago ad firm Foote, Cone & Belding, and was briefly creative director of the agency's Los Angeles office.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 1991
I understand that judges do not compare sentences. But it is clear from statistical data that sentences from judges of the same court system are comparable. Sentencing Practices Quarterly published by the Los Angeles Superior Court shows that in the last half of 1990, none of the 163 individuals convicted of voluntary manslaughter in Los Angeles County received sentence of straight probation, and that all were sentenced to serve at least some jail or prison time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1989
The Inglewood school board has reversed its decision to fire a high school principal who police say embezzled school funds for personal expenses including clothing, cosmetics and a Nativity display for his front yard. At the recommendation of Supt. George McKenna, board members voted 2 to 1 Monday to rescind an October decision that initiated dismissal proceedings against Leonard Matthews, former principal of Hillcrest High School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1988 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, Times Staff Writer
Inglewood school district officials have abruptly removed the principal of Hillcrest High School, Leonard Matthews, and placed him on paid leave. Supt. Rex Fortune would not comment, except to say that Matthews was placed on administrative leave on Jan. 13. Arnold Butler, assistant principal at Morningside High School, has been appointed acting principal at Hillcrest. Matthews referred questions to his attorney, Johnnie Cochran, who also declined to explain what had happened.
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July 16, 1989 | MARC LACEY, Times Staff Writer
Leonard Matthews, the former Inglewood principal who was demoted this year after a police investigator accused him of embezzling school funds, was given one of the district's summer school teaching contracts this week. Matthews, who is assigned to teach English at the Inglewood Adult School, will receive top-scale salary and a 4% bonus for his 15 years with the district, said school board President Larry Aubry.
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September 28, 1990 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inglewood school officials are in a quandary because the principal of Morningside High School has been hospitalized for almost a month, but neither he nor his family has informed the district of the nature of his illness or how long he may be sick. An assistant principal is running the school, but school board members say they would appoint an acting principal if they knew that Principal Mallory Matthews was going to be out for some time. "We need to know the status of Mr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1995
A prisoner who said he couldn't bear to be in jail on his birthday Wednesday walked away from the James A. Musick Branch Jail, the second inmate in two days to do so. Dennis Mark Matthews, 21, had been working at the jail at 9:50 a.m. when "all of a sudden, he just walked away," Sheriff's Lt. Bill Leonard said. Deputies arrested him near a phone booth at Santa Ana and State College boulevards. Matthews, who was not armed, was still wearing his blue prison-issued uniform, Leonard said.
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