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December 9, 2021: East Los Angeles College Dean Charged With Embezzlement

Greg Risling, Assistant Chief
(213) 257-2000

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that the dean of East Los Angeles College has been charged with overbilling his employer for trips he took.

“My office will continue to strive to root out public corruption in order to make government clean,” District Attorney Gascón said.

Paul DeLaCerda (dob 11/19/74) was charged yesterday in case BA501485 with one felony count each of misappropriation of government funds and embezzlement of government funds.

He is expected to be arraigned on January 7 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Between March 2017 and 2019, the defendant is accused of overbilling East Los Angeles College roughly $1,575 for several hotel stays. He allegedly forged documents he submitted for reimbursement.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Fraud and Cyber Crimes.