The former executive director of a foundation set up to help needy students at Los Angeles Trade Technical College was arrested Thursday on suspicion of embezzlement.
Jiah Rhea Chung, 43, was arrested by investigators with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office on suspicion of public corruption, including embezzling nearly $140,000 while she served as the foundation's director, according to district attorney's officials.
The Times reported on questions about Chung's pay and benefits in early 2012.
[Updated at 5:27 p.m. PST, Feb. 13: Fred MacFarlane, a spokesman for the foundation, said the board had not been notified of Chung's arrest.
"The foundation board has been focused on fulfilling its mission, which is to raise funds for student scholarships," he said.]