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GRAND THEFT. EMBEZZLEMENT. FORGERY. INCREASED SENTENCES. BAIL. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Amends Penal Code to increase sentences for grand theft, embezzlement, and forgery in cases involving dollar losses greater than $200,000. Sentences would range from 15 to 30 years to life depending upon the dollar loss. Those convicted would be required to serve at least 90 percent of the sentence imposed. Plea bargaining would be forbidden, and bail would be required to be set at an amount no lower than 25 percent of the alleged loss. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: The fiscal effect would probably be minor because few offenders commit financial crimes of the magnitude specified in this measure.
Donald L. Johnson, 10834 Golf Links Road, Oakland, Ca 94605 (510) 567-9910
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Grand Theft. Embezzlement. Forgery. Increased Sentences. Bail. California Initiative 730 (1996).