Former Vernon Mayor, Wife Accused of Covering Up Son’s Crime

By EGP News

A former controversial Vernon mayor and his wife are being sued for allegedly shielding assets and covering up crimes in relation to their son’s child sex abuse charges.

The lawsuit claims Leonis Malburg and his wife Dominica knew about the abuse and therefore are liable. In addition, the lawsuit alleges the Malburg couple attempted to cover up the crimes.

Their son John Malburg, who at the time was a teacher and administrator at Daniel Murphy High School in Los Angeles, was convicted of child sex abuse in 2009 and is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence.

But a survivor of the sex abuse is now claiming that the former mayor and his wife have been moving large amounts of money into trusts to allegedly shield assets from survivors.

“When a convicted sex offender’s parents start moving large amounts of money into trusts, it’s a red flag,” said Anthony De Marco, an attorney for the survivor in this case.

In 2009, the couple was found guilty of voter fraud, fined more than $600,000 sued for $1.5 million by the city of Vernon. The case was dropped after the disgraced mayor agreed to pay the city back in installment payments.

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June 25, 2014  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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