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Ex-Upland city manager arrested on suspicion of corruption

October 19, 2012 |  2:08 pm

Former Upland City Manager Robb Quincey was arrested Friday on suspicion of misappropriating public money and other acts, the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office announced.

Quincey, 52, was taken into custody without incident by district attorney’s investigators and transported to the West Valley Detention Center, where he was booked. He was also charged with a conflict of interest over a contract while a city official and with perjury, prosecutors said.

The perjury charge stems from a case involving Upland police Sgt. John Moore, who alleged Quincey passed him over for a promotion because he investigated a domestic dispute involving the then-city manager and his ex-fiancee in 2008. Quincey settled the claim for $50,000.

The Upland City Council fired Quincey in May 2011.

Officials declined to provide further details, saying the investigation was ongoing.

The arrest is part of an ongoing corruption investigation involving former Upland city officials, including ex-Mayor John Pomierski, who pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge in April. Pomierski was sentenced earlier this month to two years in federal prison.

“I made a commitment to the citizens of this county to battle public corruption, and we are doing just that along with the support of our federal partners,” District Attorney Michael Ramos said in a statement. “We will continue to work together to combat this misuse of public trust.”

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