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Fairfax board member pleads not guilty to embezzlement, conflict of interest charges

Controversy and constituents' concerns have surrounded Fairfax School District board member Palmer Moland since his 2018 election, with a recall effort, a Kern County grand jury report and state auditors all questioning his actions from the dais.

On Thursday, he was asked to answer to criminal charges in Kern County Superior Court regarding a number of the allegations made against him.

You can reach Ishani Desai at 661-395-7417. You can also follow her at @_ishanidesai on Twitter.