Calif. Mayor Gets 2 Years For Pay-To-Play Scheme

Law360, Los Angeles (August 6, 2012, 10:03 PM EDT) -- The former mayor of Upland, Calif., was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison for accepting a $5,000 cash payment in exchange for helping a business obtain a city permit, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

John Victor Pomierski, 58, is one of four individuals who have been convicted on bribery charges stemming from the pay-to-play scheme. Pomierski pled guilty in April after reaching a deal with prosecutors who in return agreed to seek a lighter sentence.

“While he’s serving his sentence in federal prison,...
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