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San Jose

The dates at the beginnings of the listings are approximate. Access to the sources may require the uses of a library card. Go here for a list of all names in this site.

1904: City Treasurer Thomas J. McGeoghegan, accused of embezzling $9,823, acquitted by a jury when he  showed that several other people had access to his office.

“An Acquittal,” Los Angeles Times, September 16, 1904, page 3

2006: Mayor Ron Gonzales and his chief of staff, indicted for multiple felonies related to a contract with Norcal Waste Systems, including bribery, misappropriation, and conspiracy. The corruption charges were dismissed a year later when a Superior Court judge ruled that prosecutors had given incorrect instructions to the grand jury and had mistaken routine political behavior for a crime.

John Coté, “Corruption Charges Dismissed Against Ex-Mayor,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 13, 2007

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