LOS ANGELES — Newport-Mesa Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard's arraignment was postponed a week after 4 1/2 hours of court proceedings at three different courthouses Monday.
Hubbard and co-defendant Karen Anne Christiansen are to appear in a Beverly Hills court Monday to face felony charges of misusing funds when they worked together in the Beverly Hills School District.
The defendants began proceedings 9 a.m. in Beverly Hills, were sent to a Santa Monica courthouse and then to the Airport Courthouse as attorneys determined which judge should hear the case.
Hubbard left court freely in his charcoal-gray suit, but Christiansen wasn't as fortunate.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Christiansen and escorted her out of the Airport Courthouse with her hands behind her back. Her bail has been set at $2 million. Hubbard has two weeks to turn himself in to authorities for his arrest and booking, Los Angeles prosecutors said.
Defense attorneys asked that Christiansen, 52, be allowed to leave without arrest, saying she had two chances to flee and has been staying with a friend in Beverly Hills for two months. Judge Cynthia Rayvis was not persuaded.