Former City Councilman John Drayman is under investigation for allegedly embezzling money from an unnamed organization in which he had an active role, a Glendale police official confirmed Tuesday.
Police served a search warrant for his Montrose condo Tuesday but would not say when the alleged embezzlement took place, how much money was involved, or at which organization.
Drayman did not return calls seeking comment.
Officials said the investigation was not related to Advanced Development Investments Inc., an affordable housing developer under federal investigation for fraud whose subcontractors performed renovations on Drayman’s condo.
Glendale police opened the investigation weeks ago after following up on information that Drayman allegedly embezzled funds from an organization he was involved with, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
“The investigation is at the very early stages,” Lorenz said.
Before his election to the City Council in 2007, Drayman maintained active leadership roles in the Montrose Shopping Park Assn. and the associated farmer’s market. During his time as president of the business association, he built his following to the point of mounting his election campaign.