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Ex-aide for Costa Mesa congressman pleads guilty to embezzling more than $300,000

Ex-aide for Costa Mesa congressman pleads guilty to embezzling more than $300,000

A former volunteer campaign treasurer for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) pleaded guilty Tuesday to two dozen felony counts in connection with the embezzlement of more than $300,000 from the congressman's reelection committee.

Jack Wenpo Wu, 46, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of grand theft by embezzlement, 21 felony counts of forgery with sentencing enhancements for theft exceeding $100,000, aggravated white-collar crime over $100,000 and property loss over $200,000, according to Orange County Superior Court records.

The plea was part of an offer from prosecutors that reduced the maximum amount of prison time Wu could face from 20 years and four months to four...

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