From today’s Orange County Register:
Former Fullerton council candidate Paulette Marshall-Chaffee pleaded not guilty Tuesday, Dec. 18, to two misdemeanor counts of petty theft.
Marshall-Chaffee, who is also the wife of supervisor-elect and former Fullerton Councilman Doug Chaffee, faces allegations that she stole campaign signs prior to the recent November council elections that accused her of carpetbagging.
She suspended her campaign for the District 5 seat on Oct. 8. She ultimately finished fourth in the council race, receiving 11.5 percent of the vote. Ahmad Zahra won the seat.