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LADWP Executive Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison for Lying to Federal Investigators

Posted by John Rogers | Jun 13, 2022

According to a press release by the U.S. Attorney's Office, a former executive with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (“LADWP”) was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison for lying to federal agents about job offers he discreetly solicited in exchange for guarantees of additional LADWP contract money to an attorney who held a “contract” with the department and also served as special counsel.

David Alexander, of Arcadia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stanley Blumenfeld who also ordered the defendant to pay a $50,000 fine.

Court records show that Alexander served as LADWP's chief information security officer from 2017 through 2019, and then served as the department's chief cyber-risk officer for another six months. He pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement to FBI agents investigating corruption at LADWP.

This case stems from the government's lengthy and meticulous investigation into the City of Los Angeles. The investigation has led to the conviction of David Wright, LADWP's former general manager, and Paul O. Paradis, an attorney from New York. Wright received a sentence of 6 years. Paradis is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

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