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.

Garden Grove Appoints New City Attorney

Assistant City Attorney Omar Sandoval will take the place of City Attorney Thomas Nixon, who is retiring at the end of this month. The mayor is pushing the council to consider replacing its contract firm, Woodruff, Spradlin and Smart, altogether.