Rossys scheduled for court

The Rossys walked to the courtroom for arraignments April 12th.

The Rossys walked to the courtroom for arraignments April 12th.

Former Inyo Health and Human Services Supervisor Dawndee Rossy and her husband Kenneth Rossy are now scheduled for a settlement conference the week of September 4th and a preliminary hearing September 29th.

The couple face the primary charge of embezzlement of $1.5 million in welfare money. The DA’s complaint alleges a scheme by the Rossys to use 35 stolen identities to receive welfare benefits in the form of cash through use of Electronic Benefit Transfer cards.

The DA’s complaint includes 44 felony allegations. In addition to the embezzlement of public funds, the couple face grand theft, welfare fraud, conspiracy, identity theft and possession of methamphetamine. Back in April following their arrest, the pair had appeared in court for a bail review. The $500,000 bail each was dropped to $250,000 for Mrs.Rossy and $100,000 for Mr. Rossy. They were released on bail April 17th and have remained on GPS monitoring.

The couples’ attorney has reportedly filed a motion to modify the monitoring situation. Earlier, the pair had requested that they be allowed to withdraw $18,000 from a bank account. The Judge declined. Assistant District Attorney Joel Samuels maintained that the funds could be a matter of victim restitution.

The couple had hired Gerard Harvey to represent both of them.


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5 Responses to Rossys scheduled for court

  1. Badfinger August 26, 2013 at 8:46 am #

    Their house, property, pension funds should all be forfeited for restitution to tha People of California 🙂

  2. Wayne Deja August 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    Badfinger….But what will probably happen is some type of plea-bargin to avoid prison time,be told to pay back part of the money they stole… the system and file some type of bankruptcy to put that off as long as possible…..and do like that reality couple on T.V. did….vacation in the Bahamas to get a much needed break from all their problems.

    • Mark August 27, 2013 at 10:02 am #

      If a plea bargin is given before full restitution is made Inyo County needs to get rid of a judge.

      If payments are made they need to be substantial, and failure to make payments should mean a trip back to prison.

  3. Little One September 4, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    Bennett: What happened with the settlement conference today?


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