From the Associated Press:
LOS ANGELES — A former Redondo Beach police officer has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $72,000 from his police union.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says 40-year-old Gene Tomatani entered his
plea Wednesday to one count felony grand theft.
He is expected to pay over $85,000 in restitution.
Prosecutors say Tomatani stole from the Redondo Beach Police Officer’s Association while serving as treasurer and then president of the group from 2004 to 2008.
Tomatani will be sentenced March 15. He faces up to four years in state prison.
Tomatani resigned from the department in October.