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.


Information from: The Sun,


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