Long Beach council member pleads not guilty to grand larceny

WOODBURY - A Long Beach City Council member charged with grand larceny entered a not guilty plea today.

Michael Fagen was arraigned for illegally collecting unemployment even though he was earning nearly $20,000 as a council member. If convicted, Fagen faces up to seven years in prison.

Fagen is due back in court in April.

Long Beach councilman accused of stealing unemployment benefitsCouncilman accused of hiding job, getting unemployment pay

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