Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ex-Fillmore Fire Department chief ordered to trial for theft

VENTURA, Calif. (CFN News) - Fillmore's ex-fire chief has been ordered to stand trial on charges he stole city money to pay for an employee's abortion and fund a lavish lifestyle that included cars, boats and a gambling habit.

Pete Egedi is charged in Ventura County with three felony grand theft counts and an embezzlement count.

At the conclusion of a Tuesday preliminary hearing, Superior Court Judge Nancy Ayers ordered trial for the 39-year-old Egedi. He remains free on $10,000 bail until arraignment April 9.

Prosecutor Kevin Drescher told the judge that Egedi used the Fire Department bank account as "his own personal slush fund."

Defense attorney Mark Pachowicz says Egedi didn't commit any crimes.



Information from: Ventura County Star, http://venturacountystar.com

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