15-year term in cor­rup­tion case

Los Angeles Times - - California - — Robert J. Lopez

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.

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