A judge in Los Angeles ruled Monday that there is enough evidence for Newport-Mesa Unified School District Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard to stand trial for alleged misappropriation of funds during his previous job as superintendent in the Beverly Hills schools district.
Superior Court Judge Kathryn Solorzano set Feb. 7 as an arraignment date for Hubbard, L.A. Deputy Dist. Atty. Max Huntsman said Monday afternoon in a phone interview from the Airport Courthouse near Los Angeles International Airport.
On Jan. 3, Hubbard pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of misappropriation of funds.
Prosecutors allege that Hubbard was responsible for providing $20,000 in illegal stipends to co-defendant Karen Anne Christiansen, the former director of facilities for Beverly Hills Unified School District.