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Former Temple City mayor pleads no contest in corruption case

May 26, 2010 |  5:23 pm
The former mayor of Temple City, who became entangled in a corruption probe, pleaded no contest Wednesday to multiple counts of bribery, perjury and solicitation to commit bribery.

Judy Wong, 54, entered her plea in Los Angeles County Superior Court and faces up to 16 months in state prison, the district attorney's office said.

Prosecutors said Wong, former Mayor Cathe Wilson and David Capra demanded and received cash bribes from a developer in return for support of a project in 2007 while they were on the City Council. Wong was charged with asking for and receiving about $13,100 in bribes in 2007 and 2008.

Wilson’s former campaign treasurer, Scott Carwile, was also charged in connection with the corruption investigation.

Capra, who was charged separately, pleaded guilty last year to one misdemeanor count of failure to report a campaign contribution and agreed to resign from the council.

Carwile, 51, pleaded guilty to one felony count of perjury and is awaiting sentencing, the district attorney's office said. Wilson, 77, who is charged with three counts each of perjury and bribery, is scheduled for a pretrial court appearance July 23.

Wong is scheduled to be sentenced July 22. She resigned from the council in March.

-- Robert J. Lopez