UPDATE, MAY 10, 1:35 P.M.: As the details of the Slush Fund controversy continue to develop, with a second report due out from PBS SoCal, the Weekly decided to follow up with the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD), which had stressed the fact it had been investigating this issue for some time. When we spoke with Marcus Walton, the chief communications offer for CUSD, he wouldn't divulge any details or announce any findings, saying only, “The investigation is ongoing.” He did indicate the investigation began this past fall.
Two of the coaches highlighted in the PBS story (which you can view after the jump) are San Clemente head football coach, Eric Patton, and Chi Chi Biehn, a defensive backs coach with Capo Valley High. It's currently unclear whether either coach will face disciplinary measures.
ORIGINAL POST, MAY 5, 2:14 P.M.: Geoff and Teresa Sando found the files sitting among piles of boxes in a storage bin. They'd recently taken ownership of Lapes Athletic Team Sales, a Laguna Niguel-based company, and were going through all of the receipts and documents to determine where all the money they had lent the previous owner, Bill Lapes, had gone.