Conviction for grand theft and perjury is affirmed where the trial court properly denied defendant's motion to dismiss based on the statute of limitations, as a third-party disbursing contractor is not the victim when a person defrauds a government funded program, and thus defendant did not establish as a matter of law that the statute of limitations on his crimes ran before the People filed the complaint.
APPEAL from a judgment of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County. Patricia Titus, Judge. Affirmed.
SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION EIGHT
Filed August 11, 2009
Before BIGELOW, J., RUBIN, Acting P.J., BENDIX, J.
Opinion by BIGELOW, J.
For Plaintiff: Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Assistant Attorney General, James William Bilderback II and Alene M. Games, Deputy Attorneys General.
For Defendant: Lise M. Breakey, under appointment by the Court of Appeal.