FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Sept. 9, 2014
Former Upland City Manager Pleads No Contest to Conflict of Interest
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Former Upland City Manager Robin Dale Quincey, 54 of Upland, pleaded no contest today to one felony count of Conflict of Interest.
Quincey faces up to one year in county jail when he is sentenced Oct. 10 and will be on 3 years supervised felony probation and ordered to repay the City of Upland $50,000 in restitution.
According to Deputy District Attorney Reza Sadeghi, who prosecuted the case, as part of the agreement Quincey paid $25,000 to the city today, and will pay the remaining amount by the end of the city’s fiscal year.
The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office initially filed felony charges in Oct. 2012, which included the unlawful misappropriation of public money, gaining personal benefit from an official contract, and giving false testimony under oath, arising out of a $50,000 settlement agreement Quincey entered into as the city manager.
“As I said when this case was first filed, we will not back down in our fight to combat the misuse of public trust,” District Attorney Michael Ramos said. “By pleading today to the felony count, the defendant is essentially admitting to unlawfully gaining personal benefit from an official contract.”
Quincey’s arrest in Oct. 2012 was part of an ongoing corruption investigation involving former Upland City officials, including former Upland Mayor John Pomierski, who pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge in April 2012. Pomierski was sentenced to two years in federal prison in Oct. 2012.
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