Saturday, September 21, 2013
Judge Rejects Plea Agreement For City Councilman In $304K Embezzlment Case
Judge rejects embezzlement deal for former Glendale councilman (Los Angeles Times)A judge on Friday rejected a plea deal reached between prosecutors and a former Glendale councilman accused of embezzling more than $304,000, calling the agreement a "slap on the wrist" for someone in a position of public trust.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen Marcus said former Councilman John Drayman should go to jail if found guilty of the embezzlement, perjury and tax fraud charges, rejecting a deal that would have exchanged a guilty plea for community service and restitution.
Drayman is now scheduled to begin his criminal trial in November...