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Tarnished ex-lawmaker charged in alleged scam | News

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LOS ANGELES — A former California lawmaker who spent four years in prison for corruption has been charged in the alleged theft of $20 million from a Los Angeles suburb that invested in a failed solar power project, prosecutors announced Friday.

Frank Hill and three other men were charged in a 12-county complaint. Hill faces two counts of having an improper financial interest in a contract while the others — including a former City of Industry official — face allegations ranging from misappropriating public funds to money laundering and grand theft, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Hill served in the state Assembly and Senate between 1982 and 1994, when he was convicted of corruption in an FBI sting operation and spent four years in prison.

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