Will Bigham, Staff Writer
Created: 01/10/2011 04:30:59 PM PST

POMONA – An attorney for a local councilwoman charged with stealing a campaign sign told a judge Monday that he’s been working with prosecutors to resolve the case before trial.

Councilwoman Ginna Escobar has been charged with petty theft, a misdemeanor, for allegedly stealing a campaign sign in November belonging to Carlos Goytia, who was later elected as a board member of the Three Valleys Municipal Water District.

Escobar was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Pomona Superior Court. Because her case is a misdemeanor, she’s not required to appear in person if she has an attorney appear in her place.

Her attorney, Lawrence Forbes, asked Judge Juan Carlos Dominguez to postpone the arraignment to give him more time to discuss a disposition with prosecutors.

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