| Sep 6, 2011
| 3:49 PM
A Burbank accountant who has worked as a campaign treasurer for many prominent California Democrats is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the election fund of Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana), according to a criminal complaint...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 6:56 PM
An outside consultant has determined that the Burbank Unified School District — despite confusing record keeping that had raised accountability questions — accurately reported how it spent roughly $274 million during the past 15 years.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams, forced from his post when a salary scandal erupted in the small, middle-class town, is listed as a potential witness in the upcoming corruption trial of Angela Spaccia, once the second in command in the city....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:24 AM
A judge on Friday rejected a plea deal reached between prosecutors and a former Glendale councilman accused of embezzling at least $304,000, calling the agreement a “slap on the wrist” for someone in a position of public trust.
| Jul 16, 2013
| 11:32 AM
More than a year after he was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars, former Councilman John Drayman could soon get a firm trial date.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephen A. Marcus on Tuesday...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Officials plan to ask six former mayors — including John Drayman, who was indicted on embezzlement charges last year — if they would be open to filling the City Council seat left vacant by Rafi Manoukian, who was recently elected to the city...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:24 PM
The City Council appears determined to appoint a replacement to seat left vacant by Rafi Manoukian, who was recently elected city treasurer instead of scheduling an immediate special election, even as they admit the latter option is the preference of...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 1:38 PM
The second of two Glendale brothers who masterminded construction contract kickback schemes that bilked Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and a Bay Area business out of millions of dollars has been sentenced to federal prison.
Tony Hamedany, 58,...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Former Mayor Frank Quintero was appointed to hold a 14-month term on the City Council on Tuesday after six other former mayors turned down the city’s offer to apply for the job.
“They were very appreciative to be thought of,” said...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Former City Councilman John Drayman — indicted on embezzlement, fraud and more than two dozen other charges last year — will have to wait two more months before finding out when he’ll get his day in court.
Drayman, who maintains his...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Four members of an alleged Armenian organized crime ring were convicted by a federal judge in San Ana Wednesday on charges of identity theft and bank fraud, prosecutors announced Thursday.
The five-week trial at the U.S. District Court in Santa Ana ended...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 7:59 PM
Glendale got introduced to a whole a new meaning for "knock knock" in 2012, and became the focus of international media coverage after becoming the object of desire for two television stars — Kim Kardashian and a black bear with a taste for...