| May 8, 2012
| 7:40 PM
Former Councilman John Drayman was indicted Tuesday on charges that he embezzled at least $304,000 from the weekly farmers market in Montrose.
In a 28-count grand jury indictment unsealed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, prosecutors also allege that...
| May 8, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Reaction to charges Tuesday that former Councilman John Drayman embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the popular Montrose Harvest Market ranged from shock to disappointment.
Perhaps the most pointed reaction to the charges contained in the...
| May 21, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Grand jury testimony in the embezzlement case against John Drayman — unsealed Friday — painted a picture of lax oversight of the former city councilman’s collection and accounting of proceeds from the Montrose Harvest Market, an...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 12:53 PM
The attorney for former Councilman John Drayman, who has been charged with embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars, said outside a Los Angeles County Superior Courtroom on Thursday that he intends to prove that someone else stole the money.
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:19 AM
The trial for former Councilman John Drayman, who is charged with embezzling at least $304,000 from the farmer's market in Montrose, isn’t expected to take place until next year after a judge on Thursday gave his new public defender more time to...
| 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...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 8:28 PM
A 49-year-old caregiver is facing theft charges for allegedly defrauding her 90-year-old client of more than $150,000.
The caregiver, Ma Marquez, is charged with one felony count of theft from an elder by a caretaker and grand theft of personal property...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 3:03 PM
The insurer of a construction company hired to repair Glendale slopes after the 2005 mudslide has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the city, claiming the contractor was underpaid for excavation work that turned out to be much more intensive than...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Former Councilman John Drayman's criminal case was pushed back yet again Thursday after he was assigned a new public defender who asked for more time to get a handle on embezzlement, forgery and other allegations.
Los Angeles County Superior Court...
| Oct 13, 2010
MIKE GATTO: 1) California faces projected budget deficits of close to $20 billion annually for the next several years. What specific steps must the state take to achieve a balanced budget?
To paraphrase Winston Churchill, the next few years are likely...
| Oct 21, 2010
LOS ANGELES — Three Glendale men who were arrested last week on suspicion of taking part in the largest Medicare fraud scheme in history were ordered to remain in jail on Tuesday because they were considered a flight risk and a danger to the...
| Nov 9, 2010
Two Burbank brothers pleaded not guilty to allegedly billing the government at least $300,000 for transporting injured U.S. Postal Service employees to medical appointments that never took place.
Roman "Mike" Aghajanyan, 27, and Roland "George"...