Jurors in Downtown Los Angeles heard opening statements Monday in the retrial of former Compton mayor Omar Bradley, who’s accused of misusing thousands of dollars in public money.
“The evidence will show Mr. Bradley violated the law,” L.A. County Deputy District Attorney Ana Maria Lopez said.
Bradley faces two counts of misappropriation of public funds for allegedly using public money to pay for golf outings, hotels, and cigars.
His 2004 conviction on the same charges was overturned by the California Supreme Court.
The Court ruled prosecutors had failed to prove whether or not Bradley knew he was breaking the law at the time.
A defense attorney told jurors Monday he would prove Bradley was innocent because city administrators approved the expenditures.