LOS ANGELES — Newport-Mesa Unified Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard's criminal trial on three felony counts of misappropriating funds will likely begin early next year, prosecutors said Thursday.
FOR THE RECORD:
An earlier version incorrectly stated that Newport-Mesa Unified School District Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard is accused of giving Nora Roque a bonus. He is accused of giving her a pay increase.
Hubbard, 54, appeared in court early Thursday morning for scheduling, and is set to appear in court again Dec. 12 for pretrial motions.
Prosecutors allege that Hubbard, during his time as the Beverly Hills Unified School District superintendent, gave unauthorized bonuses to that district's former facilities director, Karen Anne Christiansen, and a pay raise to Nora Roque, another Beverly Hills Unified employee.