Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Former Deputy Court Clerk Faces Felony Charges
By a MetNews Staff Writer
A former Los Angeles Superior Court deputy clerk will be arraigned Aug. 20 on multiple counts of misappropriating court filing fees, the Office of District Attorney Office said yesterday.
Linda Mascorro, 59, is charged with 15 felony counts of misappropriation of public funds and is being held on $100,000 bail.
Deputy District Attorney Michele Gilmer with the Public Integrity Division said Mascorro is charged with stealing more than $6,000 between 2010 and 2014 while she worked as a clerk at the Pomona Courthouse. She allegedly stole money while processing and collecting fees from individuals filing civil name change petitions.
Mascorro was arrested on July 30 by investigators of the District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation. The case was initially investigated by Superior Court auditors.
If convicted, Mascorro faces up to 18 years in state prison.
Mascorro retired last year, after 23 years with the court. Her total annual pension and benefits amount to $10,018.92.
While a deputy clerk, she was active with the Service Employees International Union, Local 721, serving on the Executive Board.
Mascorro was heavily involved in the union’s campaign to urge a boost in court funding.
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