Saturday, September 21, 2013

Judge Rejects Plea Agreement For City Councilman In $304K Embezzlment Case

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...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Another One For The Resume Liar's Club: Elizabeth O'Bagy

“The Institute for the Study of War has learned and confirmed that, contrary to her representations, Ms. Elizabeth O’Bagy does not in fact have a Ph.D. degree from Georgetown University,” the institute said in a statement. “ISW has accordingly terminated Ms. O’Bagy’s employment, effective immediately.”  O'Bagy's article was relied upon by Secretary of State Kerry to promote an attack on the Assad regime in Syria for reportedly using chemical weapons.

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