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Former President Of Non-Profit Festival Group In Ventura County Gets Jail Sentence For Embezzlement

A Ventura County man has been sentenced to eight months in jail after pleading guilty to a charge he embezzled money from a non-profit community festival.

Prosecutors say Robert Capellini was President of the Camarillo Fiesta Association when he stole more than $25,000. The group, which hosts an annual community festival, receives some funding from the City of Camarillo. Capellini has already paid back more than $24,000 in restitution, with the rest of the money still pending.

In addition to the 240 day sentence, the 63 year old Camarillo man was placed on 36 months formal probation.