ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
Case # 16CF0269
Date: January 17, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A former volunteer treasurer for Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s re-election committee was convicted today of embezzling over $300,000 from campaign funds and business the where the defendant worked. Jack Wenpo Wu, 46, Newport Beach, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of grand theft by embezzlement, 21 felony counts of forgery, with sentencing enhancement allegations for theft exceeding $100,000, aggravated white collar crime over $100,000, and property loss over $200,000. He faces a maximum sentence of four years and four months in state prison in a court offer at his sentencing on March 13, 2017, in Department C-49, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
In 2004, Wu worked as a volunteer, non-paid treasurer for the Committee to Re-elect Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (Committee). Wu paid taxes owed by the Committee, filed Federal Election Committee reports, was the custodian of records, and ran the Committee’s bank accounts. Continue reading