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Former Compton Mayor Sentenced To Probation In Corruption Case

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Omar Bradley in 2000. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Omar Bradley, who served as mayor of Compton from 1993 to 2001, was sentenced Wednesday to three years probation and a year in a county jail, reports NBC 4. He was convicted last month of misappropriating taxpayer funds.

It marked the second time that Bradley was convicted on those charges. His first conviction came in February 2004, but was later thrown out by a state appellate court in 2012. According to KTLA, Judge George Lomeli granted Bradley credit for time already served, which means that Bradley won't get any more time behind bars.

In the latest trial, prosecution claimed that Bradley used a city-issued credit card for personal reasons, as well as taking cash advances for city business matters and later charging those same items to the card, reports the L.A. Times. Bradley has denied the charges.

It was only a few months ago that, while the case was pending, Bradley was running again to become the mayor of Compton. It marked the second time he campaigned against Aja Brown for the seat (she won in 2013). Brown retained the seat after receiving about 60% of the votes. As noted at NBC 4, Bradley's latest conviction also means he faces a lifetime ban on holding public office.