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Former Yolo County tourism chief sued in embezzlement case

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office is suing the former head of the county’s tourism office in a felony embezzlement case.

Alan Humason, 63, took more than $950 from the Yolo County Visitors Bureau for his own personal gain between February 4, 2011, and June 10, 2017, the DA’s office claimed in its filing Tuesday.

Humason left his post in April 2017 to begin work as the Mendocino County Tourism Commission’s executive director, where he oversees a $1.56 million budget. Attempts to contact him Thursday were unsuccessful.

A Davis resident for nearly 20 years, Humason previously ran an agricultural equipment dealership in Idaho and was a manager with Esquire Litigation Solutions, according to his LinkedIn profile. He owned an editorial consulting business in Davis and frequently contributed pieces to written publications.

The Yolo County Visitors Bureau builds its $700,000 budget largely from transit tax revenue from Davis and Woodland and a lump sum from Winters. West Sacramento does not pay into the bureau and is not represented in its marketing.

Humason’s arraignment is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Yolo County Superior Court.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel