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August 21, 2020: Ex-Los Angeles City Employee Charged With Conflict of Interest

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A former Los Angeles city electrician has been charged with having a financial conflict of interest in more than 100 purchase orders over a 10-year period, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

David Curry (dob 12/27/57) was charged in case BA488825 with nine felony counts of conflict of interest. He pleaded not guilty today and is scheduled to return on October 21 for a preliminary hearing setting in Department 50 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

The case was filed for warrant on July 30.

Deputy District Attorney David Barkhurst of the Public Integrity Division is prosecuting the case.

Between 2007 and 2017, Curry is accused of influencing purchase orders in which he had a financial interest. These purchase orders involved contracts, worth more than $3 million, with a company that made circuit boards used for intercom systems for Los Angeles City Fire Department vehicles. The defendant allegedly received money from that company, the prosecutor said.

If convicted as charged, the defendant faces up to eight years and four months in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation.