2 San Diego officials to pay $400K for embezzling 

Two former officials of a San Diego redevelopment agency have been sentenced for embezzling money intended to help revitalize the city's poorest areas.

The FBI said in a statement Friday that Carolyn Smith and Dante Dayacap each received five years of probation and hundreds of hours of community service. They also were ordered to pay more than $430,000 in combined restitution to the city.

Prosecutors say from 2005 to 2008 they padded paychecks for themselves and others, disguising the extra money as bonuses and allowances

Federal officials led the investigation, but the California attorney general's office prosecuted the pair.

Smith is the former president of the Southeastern Economic Development Corp., where Dayacap was financial officer.

They pleaded guilty to embezzlement in November.

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