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Ex-LA utility head admits taking bribes in billing scandal

Los Angeles (AP) — The former director of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has agreed to plead guilty to receiving a bribe in a corruption scandal.

Federal prosecutors said Monday that David Wright had pleaed one bribe and admitted other corruption.

Wright was the chief executive officer of the country’s largest utility business during a billing blunder that overcharged hundreds of thousands of customers.

Prosecutors say they received a bribe from a lawyer hired to help Wright resolve the crisis.

They also say they pushed a $ 30 million unbid-free contract for a lawyer’s company without revealing how Wright would benefit.



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