Lisa Serna Mayorga was sentenced in Sacramento Superior Court Monday to five years of probation and 27o days in jail for felony misappropriation of city funds
Ms Serna Mayorga, daughter of the late Joe Serna former mayor of Sacramento. Serna-Mayorga ,received a city credit card when she was the council operations manager for the current mayor Kevin Johnson.
Serna Mayoraga used the credit card on two separate occasions for family vacations to Disneyland. In addition to Disneyland, the card was used for groceries, restaurants and for more than 1000 I-tunes downloads. 120 charges totaling 19043.29 were racked up between July 2009 to June 2012. After the charges were discovered, Serna Mayoraga wrote two checks to repay the city. Both checks bounced.
The District Attorney’s Office, meanwhile, dropped additional charges of grand theft, forging the name of former mayoral chief of staff Kunal Merchant on her purchasing statements.
Under terms of her plea deal, for the rest of her life, Serna-Mayorga will be disqualified from again serving in public office. She was ordered to turn herself in by April 15tjh.