INDIO: Charges Against Developer Outside Statute of Limitations, Say Attorneys in Palm Springs Corruption Case

INDIO- Attorneys for one of two developers accused of bribing former Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet to curry favor for several downtown projects contend that several of the charges against him should be dismissed for falling outside the statute of limitations. John Wessman is charged along with Richard Meaney with nine counts of bribing a […]

Ex-Moreno Valley councilman sentenced in corruption sting

RIVERSIDE – An ex-Moreno Valley city councilman who accepted a $2.3 million bribe during an anti-corruption sting was sentenced today to five years in federal prison. Marcelo Co, 64, pleaded guilty in November 2013 to federal charges of bribery and filing a false corporate income tax return. Co was facing a possible maximum sentence of 13 years behind […]