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Former Riverside Public Utilities GM sentenced 6 years in prison for Los Angeles DWP corruption case

Portrait of former Los Angeles DWP General Manger David Wright.
Portrait: Los Angeles DWP
Background: Martin Hapl - Flickr Creative Commons
Portrait of former Los Angeles DWP General Manger David Wright.

On Monday, David Wright, the former general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), was sentenced to 6 years in prison for a corruption case.

David Wright will serve the six years in federal prison after he admitted to accepting bribes from a lawyer in exchange for supporting a $30 million no-bid LADWP contract.

Before working at LADWP, Wright served as General Manager for Riverside Public Utilities for over five years and ended his tenure there in 2013. He has not been charged for any of his work in Riverside.

On top of the six years, Wright will also serve three years of supervised release and pay a $75,000 fine.

Jonathan Linden was a reporter at 91.9 KVCR in San Bernardino, California. He joined KVCR in July 2021 and served with the station till October 2022.