A jury has found Annette Gonzales Buttner guilty.
The jury found Gonzales Buttner guilty of 4 charges , two counts of Perjury , one count of Filing a False Declaration of Candidacy and one count of Grand Theft. The jury deliberated Thursday afternoon and continued Friday morning before coming back with the verdict. Gonzales Buttner was elected to the Imperial County Board of Education and also to the Imperial Valley College Board of Trustees representing the Calexico area. Criminal charges were filed by the Imperial County District Attorney's Office after it was found that she had moved to Santa Clara where she registered her children in a local school , attended a local college and leased an apartment in Santa Clara while claiming a residence in Calexico. With the conviction , Gonzales Buttner will forfeit her elected positions in Imperial County. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 27 , 2021.