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Former Temple City mayor convicted in bribery case

A former Temple City mayor was convicted Monday of bribery and perjury, the second former high-level city official to be found guilty of taking bribes in the San Gabriel Valley city.

Cathe Wilson, 78, was convicted of demanding cash bribes from a local developer and lying to a grand jury, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

The charges stem from allegations that Wilson, former Mayor Judy Wong and former Councilman David Capra — all council members in 2007 — demanded and received cash bribes from developer Randy Wang for his Temple City Piazza mall.

Wong was sentenced in September to 16 months in state prison, and Capra pleaded guilty in 2009 to one misdemeanor count of failure to report a campaign contribution.

Wilson is scheduled for sentencing June 2 and faces up to nine years in prison, authorities said.


Temple City officials swept up in bribery case

-- Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez

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Things sure have changed since my mother volunteered to work with members of the City Council to plant trees. All those trees down town are there because of my mother.


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