Friday, June 13, 2014

Greg Sandoval resigns as VP for Moreno Valley College after conviction regarding Southwestern Community college

Greg Sandoval, the Moreno Valley College vice president of student services, has resigned after his conviction in San Diego County for his role in a massive public corruption scandal.
The Riverside Community College District did not publicly announce Sandoval’s resignation from his $151,811 a year job when it happened April 22
Sandoval, 60, pleaded guilty April 4 to one felony count of conspiracy to commit a crime and one misdemeanor count of failing to report gifts received as required by state law. He faces up to three years’ imprisonment when he is sentenced June 20.

The district attorney filed
29 felony charges against Sandoval in a case stemming from his time as a member of the board of trustees in the Sweetwater Union High School District in Chula Vista from 1994 to 2010. He was one of 15 defendants in a case involving gifts from contractors and votes that awarded those contractors multimillion-dollar projects.

He was charged with conspiracy, receiving bribes, conflict of interest, using a public position for financial gain, filing a false instrument, perjury on the forms public officials use to report gifts, and receiving gifts with a total value in excess of allowed limits…

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