Calif. Mayor Indicted On Extortion Charges

Law360, New York (March 4, 2011, 8:02 PM EST) -- The mayor of Upland, Calif., was indicted on federal corruption charges in an extortion scheme that could land him a sentence of up to 145 years, prosecutors said Thursday.

John Victor Pomierski, who resigned as mayor of Upland last week, surrendered to police Thursday after a grand jury handed down an 11-count indictment against him in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles.

Pomierski is accused of conspiracy, extortion and bribery, and collecting $45,000...
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