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May 31, 1987
Former University of California, Santa Barbara, Chancellor Robert Huttenback and his wife, Freda, entered not guilty pleas in Santa Barbara Municipal Court on charges of embezzlement, evasion of state income taxes and insurance fraud. Huttenbeck resigned as chancellor at UC Santa Barbara last July after an auditor accused him of inappropriately using $174,000 of university funds for a personal residence.
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November 21, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
The 2nd District Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld the embezzlement conviction of former UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Robert A. Huttenback, but overturned the conviction of his wife, Freda. The Huttenbacks were convicted in July, 1988, of embezzling more than $100,000 in university funds spent on improving their Santa Barbara home. Huttenback, who resigned in 1986, was fined $60,000, ordered to perform 1,000 hours of community service and placed on five years' probation.
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November 21, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
The 2nd District Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld the embezzlement conviction of former UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Robert A. Huttenback, but overturned the conviction of his wife, Freda. The Huttenbacks were convicted in July, 1988, of embezzling more than $100,000 in university funds spent on improving their Santa Barbara home. Huttenback, who resigned in 1986, was fined $60,000, ordered to perform 1,000 hours of community service and placed on five years' probation.
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July 22, 1989 | LARRY GORDON and MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writers
Former UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Robert A. Huttenback on Friday was stripped of his $84,000-a-year salary and suspended from the faculty pending an appeal of his conviction for embezzling university funds spent on improvements to his private home. The action by the UC Regents means that Huttenback would become the first tenured professor to be dismissed in the 120-year history of the UC system if he loses all his state court appeals, officials said.
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July 8, 1988
The embezzlement, fraud and tax evasion trial of former UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Robert Huttenback and his wife, Freda, went to the jury after a defense lawyer contended in closing arguments that Huttenback spent university funds on his home to better serve the university, and the prosecution claimed he illegally spent the money "to avoid any tax consequences."
NEWS
October 7, 1987
The former chancellor of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his wife must stand trial on charges of embezzlement, insurance fraud and tax evasion, a judge ruled. Santa Barbara Municipal Judge Arnold D. Gowans said prosecutors had presented strong evidence that Robert A. Huttenback and his wife, Freda, had used university funds for unauthorized purposes, including extensive remodeling at their off-campus home.
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September 8, 1988 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
Former UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Robert Huttenback, convicted in July of embezzling more than $100,000 of university funds, was spared a prison sentence Wednesday when a judge ordered him to pay a $60,000 fine, serve five years' probation and perform 1,000 hours of community service. Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Zel Canter also ordered the former chancellor's wife and co-defendant, Freda, to pay a $10,000 fine and spend five years on probation.
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March 7, 1987 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
A UC Santa Barbara buildings and grounds official agreed Friday to plead no contest to three counts of embezzlement of university funds and supplies, the Santa Barbara County district attorney's office announced. The plea-bargaining agreement calls for Holger Chris Ferdinandson to repay $100,000 to the university and to be sentenced to four years and four months in prison. Formal sentencing was set April 15.
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September 14, 1988 | Associated Press
A disciplinary review of former UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Robert Huttenback, convicted of embezzling campus funds, could lead to dismissal from the university, a spokesman said Tuesday. "The campus will be proceeding with all deliberate speed in going with this review process," UCSB spokesman David Salisbury said. "But at the same, we want to do everything in a legal and proper fashion."
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January 15, 1987 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
The administrator in charge of campus maintenance at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is suspected of overcharging the school more than $100,000 in a kickback scheme with private contractors, according to court documents made public this week. The documents, affidavits filed in support of search warrants, were unsealed Tuesday and for the first time shed light on the amount of money involved in the alleged kickback scheme.
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September 14, 1988 | Associated Press
A disciplinary review of former UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Robert Huttenback, convicted of embezzling campus funds, could lead to dismissal from the university, a spokesman said Tuesday. "The campus will be proceeding with all deliberate speed in going with this review process," UCSB spokesman David Salisbury said. "But at the same, we want to do everything in a legal and proper fashion."
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September 8, 1988 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
Former UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Robert Huttenback, convicted in July of embezzling more than $100,000 of university funds, was spared a prison sentence Wednesday when a judge ordered him to pay a $60,000 fine, serve five years' probation and perform 1,000 hours of community service. Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Zel Canter also ordered the former chancellor's wife and co-defendant, Freda, to pay a $10,000 fine and spend five years on probation.
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July 16, 1988 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
Former UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Robert Huttenback was convicted Friday of embezzling more than $100,000 in university funds and of five counts of income tax evasion in connection with money that was spent on improvements to his home. Huttenback, who was found not guilty of three counts of insurance fraud and two counts of tax evasion linked to the fraud charges, faces up to eight years in prison.
NEWS
July 8, 1988
The embezzlement, fraud and tax evasion trial of former UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Robert Huttenback and his wife, Freda, went to the jury after a defense lawyer contended in closing arguments that Huttenback spent university funds on his home to better serve the university, and the prosecution claimed he illegally spent the money "to avoid any tax consequences."
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May 13, 1988 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
The embezzlement, fraud and tax evasion trial of former UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Robert Huttenback and his wife, Freda, got under way here this week with the prosecution charging that Huttenback "ripped off the university" and a defense lawyer describing the alleged embezzlement as "a misunderstanding." The prosecution charges that the Huttenbacks illegally spent about $200,000 in university funds for improvements on their home and for personal use.
NEWS
October 7, 1987
The former chancellor of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his wife must stand trial on charges of embezzlement, insurance fraud and tax evasion, a judge ruled. Santa Barbara Municipal Judge Arnold D. Gowans said prosecutors had presented strong evidence that Robert A. Huttenback and his wife, Freda, had used university funds for unauthorized purposes, including extensive remodeling at their off-campus home.
NEWS
May 13, 1988 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
The embezzlement, fraud and tax evasion trial of former UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Robert Huttenback and his wife, Freda, got under way here this week with the prosecution charging that Huttenback "ripped off the university" and a defense lawyer describing the alleged embezzlement as "a misunderstanding." The prosecution charges that the Huttenbacks illegally spent about $200,000 in university funds for improvements on their home and for personal use.
NEWS
May 31, 1987
Former University of California, Santa Barbara, Chancellor Robert Huttenback and his wife, Freda, entered not guilty pleas in Santa Barbara Municipal Court on charges of embezzlement, evasion of state income taxes and insurance fraud. Huttenbeck resigned as chancellor at UC Santa Barbara last July after an auditor accused him of inappropriately using $174,000 of university funds for a personal residence.
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