Former Compton Mayor Convicted Of Corruption

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former mayor of Compton has been convicted of using thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds for personal expenses including golf shoes, cigars and pricey hotel stays.

Omar Bradley was found guilty Friday of two counts of misappropriating public funds.

Prosecutors say that between 1999 and 2001, Bradley used a city-issued credit card and cash advances to cover about $7,500 worth of purchases unrelated to city business.

Bradley was first convicted in 2004 and spent three years in state prison before an appeals court overturned his conviction in 2012.

Bradley ran for mayor again this year but lost to incumbent Aja Brown.

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles

facebook.com/CBSLA
Plan Your Trip
Follow Us On Twitter

Watch & Listen LIVE