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Pasadena embarrassed by charges that employee embezzled $5 million
Pasadena embarrassed by charges that employee embezzled $5 million

Pastor Danny Wooten had a reputation as a rainmaker for the church he founded. He raised money to renovate a Pomona building into a home for his fledgling congregation, the New Covenant Christian Fellowship Center. One of the ways he raised funds, he said, was through a traveling gospel act that crossed the country performing a play he wrote and directed. But Los Angeles County prosecutors say he had another method: He stole it from the city of Pasadena. Wooten is accused of embezzling more than $5 million over the course of a decade while working as a management analyst for the city, according to court and city documents. The money went to his church and other entities, often...

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