LOS ANGELES — Newport-Mesa Unified Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard is expected to stand trial Jan. 6 on three felony charges related to his previous job as the schools chief in Beverly Hills, authorities said.
FOR THE RECORD:
An earlier version incorrectly stated that the charges against Newport-Mesa Unified School District Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard stem from allegations that he gave Nora Roque an illegal bonus. He stands accused of giving her an illegal pay raise.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge set the trial date Monday morning. Hubbard is accused of misappropriating thousands of dollars in public funds. He has pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors expect Hubbard's attorney, Sal Ciulla, to file a motion arguing that the statute of limitations on some or all of the charges has passed. If successful, those arguments could lead to the charges being dismissed.