San Bernardino supervisor's conviction dismissed

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Updated: 3/21/2013 3:04 pm

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A judge has dismissed San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry's misdemeanor conviction for failing to report a campaign contribution.

The Sun of San Bernardino says Judge J. David Mazurek granted a request for dismissal despite opposition from prosecutors.

Mazurek also ended Derry's probation early.

Derry pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count in a deal in which two felony charges were dismissed.

He was placed on three years of probation and ordered to pay roughly $15,000 in fines.

The agreement allowed Derry to continue serving as supervisor.

Derry was accused of laundering a $5,000 contribution from a supporter through a political action committee.

The charges were filed during an expansive investigation into county corruption that led to criminal charges against several former county officials in scandals involving the assessor's office.

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Information from: The Sun, http://www.sbsun.com

 

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