In the continuing fallout from the embezzlement of $2.1 million from the county’s Public Works department, seven of the nine charged have pleaded guilty. Two were dropped from the case. Lynn Hogan, who diverted the funds as a longtime accountant for the department, was given a nine-year sentence. On June 27, Michael Anzivino, who was perceived as the ringleader behind the scheme, was sentenced to 13 years and eight months.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
From top left: Lynn Hogan, Christina Huffman, and Michele Lavin. From bottom left: Michael Anzivino, Vincent Anzivino, and Leanna Harada. Wendy Anzivino Puchli, Richard Kaplinski, and Michael Elliott are not pictured.
County Embezzlers Sentenced
Ringleader Gets 13 Years, Eight Months