LOS ANGELES – A former school superintendent is in court next week for a pre-trial hearing related to charges stemming from his inflating his salary and benefits without full disclosure to the school board.
Jose Fernandez was denied a motion to dismiss charges against him citing the statute of limitations had expired.
Fernandez is ordered to stand trial on nine felony counts, including embezzlement and conflict of interest, after a judge previously dismissed three counts.
He is due in court May 16 at the Superior Courthouse on Temple St.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office refuses to provide an update on complaints filed against Fernandez related to the time he served on the Inglewood city council. Long-time treasurer Wanda Brown accused the City of misappropriation of public funds for medical benefits passed under a 2003 ordinance that Fernandez voted in favor of.