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July 28, 2017: Ex-Compton Mayor Convicted of Misappropriation of Public Funds

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A former Compton mayor was convicted this afternoon of misappropriating city moneys between 1999 and 2001, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

The jury deliberated for less than a day before finding Omar Bradley, 61, guilty of two felony counts in case BA240392: misappropriation of public funds by a public officer and misuse of public funds by a public officer for personal gain.

Bradley is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 30 in Department 107 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Deputy District Attorney Ana Maria Lopez of the Public Integrity Division prosecuted the case.

According to evidence presented at trial, Bradley used public funds for non-city related expenses, including recreational activities, clothing, hotels and other additional items.

The case was investigated by the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation.