Several Huntington Park finance employees put on leave, one arrested in data breach probe

Huntington Park City Hall

Huntington Park City Hall. (Jesse Goddard / For The Times)

Almost the entire roster of Huntington Park’s finance department was placed on administrative leave and one staffer was arrested as part of an investigation into a records breach that has sparked competing claims of alleged wrongdoing by city employees.

A statement issued by the city Wednesday said officials became aware of a “large-scale security breach of electronic financial records at Huntington Park City Hall” that was “intercepted and contained” by the city’s IT Department and that the Huntington Park Police Department initiated a criminal investigation.

The statement said the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Bureau was requested to assist with the investigation and is now the lead agency. The statement said a 48-year-old city employee was arrested and booked on felony charges but did not specify what they were.

City officials said they did not believe records of

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UF student pedestrian in coma, surgery after 13th Street car accident

Calhoun Wolverton, a University of Florida sophomore from Tampa studying finance and accounting, was struck by a vehicle while crossing 13th Street near UF campus late last week, according to police.

Wolverton was rushed by an ambulance early Thursday to the UF Health Shands Hospital ICU and put in a medically induced coma, according to a GoFundMe page set up by Beta Theta Pi fraternity to help cover medical expenses for his family.

Monday afternoon, Wolverton went into surgery for facial reconstruction, a Facebook post said in the “Friends of Calhoun” page set up Saturday by his family to give recovery updates.

A Sunday post said his MRI showed brain trauma more severe than expected and that Wolverton is at a higher risk of infection.

“Please pray for the doctors and team performing his surgery. Pray for no infection and that [he] will respond to commands in the coming

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