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David Rubira

A former assistant engineer for the city of Santa Clarita pleaded not guilty Monday on charges he embezzled more than $533,000 over a three-year period, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

David Rubira, 40, was arraigned in Department S at the San Fernando Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Prosecutors asked that bail be set at $675,000 in case PA086999.

Deputy District Attorney Sean Hassett with the Public Integrity Division is prosecuting the case.

Between November 2012 and April 2015, Rubira allegedly fraudulently routed surety refunds to fictitious companies that he created. The refunds were supposed to go back to construction companies for completed city building projects.

The Newhall resident is charged with seven counts of embezzlement of public funds and one count of public officer embezzling for personal use, all felonies.

If convicted, Rubira faces up to 13 years, eight months in state prison.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

He is due back in court on September 30, 2016.

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. I recommend prison time.

  2. Linda Otto Linda Otto says:

    send him to prison

  3. Ann Hustis Ann Hustis says:

    What’s nut case thinking he would never get caught. Jail time.

  4. Well…my question is, why did it take 3 years for the city to realize this was going on …no oversight or checks/balances …😳😳

  5. Lisa Lehman Lisa Lehman says:

    Who s he accountable to? Who gives him money and for what? He should have been accountable for every penny. What kind of people are running things? He should show accountability for every penny he is given. Who is his boss? Who gives him money?

  6. Dan says:

    This sounds like the kind of thing that’s happened in Maywood, Bell, Irwindale and City of Industry. A few of the counts in the Complaint show him paying six-figure sums to a couple of businesses. Is there any heat on them? Also, a vague mention is made of a Child Abuse Report…not sure what that is about.

  7. Scape goat for someone……

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