Prosecutors Drop Embezzlement Charges Against Vacaville Coach For Now
The Solano County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion on September 16 to drop charges of embezzlement against the Vanden High School head football coach.
Levon Haynes, 42, had been arrested in late August on suspicion of embezzlement. Police investigation had apparently revealed he had taken for himself thousands of dollars raised to support the Vanden High football team. Haynes was placed on paid administrative leave and remains free on $15,000 bail.
Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams said this does not mean the case against Haynes has been cleared completely. What the motion indicates is the prosecutor working on the case is performing further research before making a final determination on whether to prosecute Haynes. Abrams said the investigation “would not go on indefinitely.” Ultimately if a decision is made not to prosecute a notice of intent not to prosecute would be filed “but that has not happened at this point.”
School District officials had called the Fairfield police in August after starting their own investigation into Haynes’s use of the football funds. Fairfield police said the alleged embezzlement could involve thousands of dollars.
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