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August 30, 2017: Ex-Compton Mayor Sentenced for Misappropriation of Public Funds

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

Former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley was sentenced today to 3 years probation for misappropriating more than $7,300 in city moneys, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge George Lomeli also sentenced Bradley, 59, to a suspended three-year state prison term that could be enforced if the defendant violates probation. Bradley also was given credit for 358 days served in county jail.

Deputy District Attorney Ana Maria Lopez of the Public Integrity Division said the defendant was found guilty on July 28 of one count each of embezzlement by public officer for personal use and embezzlement by public officer, loan for own profit.

As a result of this conviction, the defendant is barred from holding public office.

According to evidence presented at trial, Bradley used the public funds for recreational activities, clothing, hotels and other non-city related expenses, between 1999 and 2001.

Case BA240392 was investigated by the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation.