The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced that former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley was sentenced to 3 years probation for misappropriating more than $7,300.00 in city moneys. Bradley was also sentenced to a suspended three-year state prison term which could be enforced if he violates probation, though he was given credit 358 days served in county jail.
The defendant, who was charged with one count of embezzlement by public officer for personal use, and one count of embezzlement by public officer, loan for own profit, was found guilty on July 28th according to Deputy District Attorney Ana Maria Lopez. Bradley is also barred from holding public office as a result of his conviction.
From using evidence presented at the trial it was shown that from 1999 to 2001, Bradley used public funds for recreational activities, clothing, hotels, and other non-city related expenses. This case was investigated by the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation.