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Sally Symons Pleads Guilty

Sally Ann Symons Pleads Guilty to Misappropriation of Government Funds

submitted by Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy

Sally Ann Symons entered a plea of guilty today to a felony violation of Penal Code section 424, misappropriation of government funds. The charge alleged that the misappropriation took place between August, 2014 and September, 2015, while Ms. Symons served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Tri-County Fairgrounds, and followed an investigation conducted by the California Highway Patrol Inland Division Investigative Services Unit.

Under the terms of an agreed disposition, Ms. Symons will be placed on five years of formal probation, and required to serve up to 270 days in the Inyo County jail as a term of that probation. The court will set the exact length of the jail term when she appears for sentencing on March 14, 2016 in Bishop. She will be ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $9,860.00 and will not be allowed to work in any positions allowing her to handle the money of third parties without the permission of her probation officer. She will also be required to stay off of the premises of the Tri-County Fair during the term of her probation. The Court will also have discretion to set fines and fees. By law, she will be forbidden from holding any public office in the future. Under the terms of the disposition, Ms. Symons will not be allowed to participate in electronic monitoring.

Sentencing will take place on March 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bishop Branch of the Inyo County Superior Court.

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Marsh Sentencing Continued

Sentencing delayed for Dolores Marsh

by Arnie Palu
January 21, 2016

Bishop resident Dolores Kay “Lola” Marsh appeared in Inyo County Court Wednesday for sentencing.  On November 19th, 2015, Marsh plead guilty to two felonies, admitting to a felony count of grand theft and forgery. Terms of the agreement requiring Marsh pay $322,000 in restitution and serve 2 years in jail. Marsh was expected to sell her home and pay $100,000 to the victims, Inyo Mono Body shop, at sentencing Wednesday. At yesterdays proceeding it was revealed that the Marsh’s have been unable to sell their home, Judge Brian Lamb rescheduled sentencing for Wednesday, April 6th, allowing time to sell the home.

Marsh, currently out of custody on bond, will begin serving her two year jail term next week. Lola Marsh was ordered to enter custody on Tuesday, January 26th. Judge Brian Lamb noting that while Marsh will report to Inyo County Jail for processing, Mono County Jail would be an option for serving the two year term.

The case was prosecuted by the office of the Attorney General, with Edward Skelly speaking for the people at yesterdays sentencing.

The case was investigated by the Bishop Police Department, Sargent David Jepson was alongside Skelly for Wednesdays proceedings.

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