Calif. Man Cops To Conspiring With Mayor In Bribery Plot

Law360, Los Angeles (November 28, 2011, 8:19 PM EST) -- A California businessman pled guilty in federal court for his role in an alleged scheme with the former mayor of Upland, Calif., to extort bribes from local businesses seeking city permits, an attorney for the businessman said Monday.

John Edward Hennes was allegedly the middle man between former Upland Mayor John Pomierski, who has also been indicted, and the local business community. Hennes, a former member of Upland's Building Appeals Board, pled guilty to one count each of making false statements to the FBI and conspiracy,...
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