15-year term in corruption case
The former mayor of Lynwood, who had appealed a 2006 corruption conviction, was re-sentenced Tuesday to more than 15 years in federal prison in one of the longest sentences handed down in a federal corruption case, authorities said.
Paul. H. Richards, 54, was convicted on a number of corruption charges, including steering city contracts to a front corporation he owned. The scheme could have netted Richards more than $6 million, but he managed to siphon off only $500,000 before authorities intervened, prosecutors said at the time.