been on paid administrative leave since August, when county officials
began investigating possible fraudulent business practices in an
At his sentencing Friday, a judge ordered Keuroghelian to serve 30
days in county jail. But, the San Bernardino district attorney's office
pointed out later, the mandatory minimum punishment for the charge is 90
"The judge may have looked at the wrong section," prosecutor Courtney
Pilchman said Friday afternoon, adding the sentencing is rescheduled for
Telephone calls to Keuroghelian's business were not answered Friday.
Under the initial sentence, Keuroghelian might have been eligible to
spend his sentence under electronic monitoring rather than behind bars.
It is not clear if the monitoring will be an option after he is sentenced
again, Pilchman said.
Keuroghelian was also ordered to serve three years probation, pay a
$220 fine to a domestic violence fund, complete a lengthy anger
management program and not harass or bother his former wife. It is not
known if the judge will repeat these orders at next month's sentencing
Keuroghelian will remain on paid leave from the police department,
where he has earned more than $4,200 each month, pending an internal
investigation, officials said. In his nine-month absence, Keuroghelian
has been paid about $40,000.
In the unrelated case, Keuroghelian is facing 22 misdemeanor charges
filed by Los Angeles County prosecutors. They allege he violated the
Immigration Consultants Act by not telling clients of his business that
he is not an attorney and that did not have a required $50,000 bond. The
business is not affiliated with the Police Department. His attorney is
challenging the charges in the case, which is scheduled to return to
Glendale court next month.