Santana: Training Civic Accountants

True self-government means knowing how your local public dollars are being spent. Some in Orange County clearly get that as evidenced by the attendance at county Auditor-Controller Eric Woolery’s “Accounting for Activists” training.

The booking photo of Michael Nguyen, who is accused of embezzling $4.3 million from the city of Placentia.

What Happened in Placentia?

As city leaders come to terms with the alleged $4.3-million embezzlement by former Finance Manager Michael M Nguyen, experts say the city administration lacked proper internal controls.