Agreement Reached in Drayman Case

Today in Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Stephen Marcus accepted a plea agreement in the case of John Drayman. The plea was for counts one, two and 25. Count one was for the embezzlement of funds from the Montrose Shopping Park Assn., two was giving false statement in a state tax return and count 25 was perjury.
The sentence agreed upon was one year in county jail, five years probation, restitution to the MSPA in the amount of just over $304,000 and payment to the tax franchise in the amount of $14,016.
Drayman will be back in court on April 7 for sentencing. His lawyer Sean McDonald asked that Drayman have at least two weeks before sentence being passed to give Drayman time to get his affairs in order.
 For the full story, read the March 13 issue of Crescenta Valley Weekly.

  • To be sure former Montrose Mayor and now Montrose Felon Drayman pleaded guilty to 3 felonies and agreed to pay over $300,000 in restitution to the Montrose Shopping Park plus an additional $14,000 to the CA Franchise Tax Board. How many innocent people guilty to not 1 but 3 felonies? How many innocent people agree to pay over $300,000 in restitution? Where was the Montrose Shopping Park board of directors to allow this fraud to run for so long?