The Ventura County District Attorney’s office is investigating a potential embezzlement conspiracy that involves the former CEO of the Camarillo Health Care District and the group’s attorney.
According to the District Attorney’s office, the pair is being investigated for potentially inflating legal fees charged to the Camarillo Health Care District. Former CEO Jane Rozanski and Sacramento attorney Ralph Ferguson allegedly maintained a clandestine romantic relationship over a period of nine years, during which Ferguson provided legal services to the CHCD. If true, the conspiracy could have resulted in taxpayer-paid overcharges to the agency of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
In a separate civil suit, the CHCD seeks to recover more than $400,000 from Rozanski in what it characterizes as “false, inflated and unnecessary legal bills” that she approved over a 3.5-year period. An arbitrator has already directed Ferguson to repay nearly $175,000 in legal fees related to the district’s adult healthcare center. Ferguson is appealing the arbitrator’s ruling. An arbitrator is also expected to hear the suit against Rozanski.
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