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DA's Wrapping Up Prosecution Of Corruption Ring Involving Santa Barbara County Agency

Santa Barbara County DA's say they’ve wrapped up prosecution of members of a ring which used phony invoices to steal more than two million dollars from the county.

An accountant in the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department used invoices from fictitious vendors to improperly issue checks.

Lynn Hogan pled guilty to theft of public funds, forgery, and other charges, and was sentenced to nine years in prison, and ordered to pay back the money.

This week, prosecutors say the final two members of the nine person operation pled guilty to charges including forgery and conspiracy. Leanna Harada and Michael Anzivino will be sentenced in August.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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