Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 14ZF0330: March 17, 2014
SANTA ANA – Grand jury transcripts were unsealed today in an indictment against a father and son for embezzling over $300,000 from employee wages on public works jobs. Daniel Jacob Siapin, 58, and his son Gabriel Daniel Siapin, 35, both of La Habra Heights, were indicted by the Orange County Grand Jury on Feb. 25, 2014, on 28 felony counts of taking and receiving a portion of worker’s wage on public works with a sentencing enhancement for property loss over $200,000. If convicted, they face a maximum sentence of 24 years in state prison. The defendants are out of custody with $120,000 placed in a trust account in lieu of bail and are scheduled for a pre-trial hearing May 2, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-5, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
At the time of the crime, Daniel Siapin owned Siapin Horticulture, a landscaping, irrigation, and maintenance company, which he ran with his son Gabriel Siapin. Continue reading