Lynwood, CA – Albert Robles, the former treasurer of South Gate was convicted today on 30 felony counts related to a scheme in which he extorted city contractors in exchange for projects to those paying bribes.
A federal jury in Los Angeles found that Robles, 40, was guilty of 16 counts of “honest services” mail fraud, five counts of wired fraud, four counts of money laundering, and five counts of bribery.
Robles is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Stephen V. Wilson on October 24. The mail and wire fraud charges each carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in Federal Prison. The bribery and money laundering charges each carry a maximum potential sentence of up to 10 years.