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Ex-Hawthorne, Lawndale school district superintendent faces embezzlement charges

The former superintendent of the Centinela Valley Union High School District pleaded not guilty Friday to a dozen felony counts, including misappropriation of public funds and embezzlement. Superior Court Judge Thomas R. Sokolov denied the defense’s request to lower the $495,000 bail for Jose A. Fernandez, 57, who has been jailed since being arrested Wednesday […]