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Former mosquito district official remanded to custody

Original post made on Dec 15, 2013

Formal sentencing for a former mosquito district financial director who embezzled more than $450,000 was delayed a fifth time on Friday in San Mateo County Superior Court, but this time Jo Ann Dearman will await her next court date in a county jail cell, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

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Posted by tax payer
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Dec 15, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Good for D A in prosecuting these two embezzlers.. Prison time for both women!!. That's a lot of money and they were entrusted to take care of that districts money. They violated our trust. 10 yrs in a prison cell is a fair sentence for what they did.
I work honestly everyday and watch people do dishonest things everyday. Shame on these two people.

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Posted by Jeff K
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on Dec 16, 2013 at 2:01 pm

It's clear what these two two people did was a crime and should be punished ... but Wow!... look how hard justice is coming down on them as compared to financial industry executives who knowingly gamed the system to their personal financial benefit during the run-up to the 2008 crash and have since paid little, if any, price for their actions.

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Posted by Sheldon Kay
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Dec 16, 2013 at 2:25 pm

They should get a minimum of 11 years and at least 1 mosquito in their cell at all times.

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Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 16, 2013 at 4:06 pm

SteveC is a registered user.

Good way to assure that the check clears. postponements have been too many and too long. Time she sees the outside world through bars.

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Posted by Marty
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Dec 17, 2013 at 8:31 am

How come these women are facing years in prison when George Schirakawa (sp) in San Jose got only one year for his major corruption and theft from the city of San Jose? I guess it is whom you know. The imbalance in sentencing is absurd.