SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -
The former manager of San Bernardino International Airport has returned to Southern California to face corruption charges.
The district attorney's office says Scott Spencer was extradited Thursday from Florida, where he was arrested Sunday.
He faces five felony counts, including conspiracy, and remains jailed on $1 million bail. Spencer told the Riverside Press-Enterprise that he had no comment about the charges, which carry a potential five-year sentence.
Spencer, who previously served time for bankruptcy fraud, was hired in 2007 to turn the former Norton Air Force Base into a civilian airport.
Prosecutors say he submitted a phony hangar-lease claim to the airport authority in 2008 and received $1 million in a settlement to avoid a lawsuit.
A co-defendant, 69-year-old Felice Luciano of Tempe, Ariz., pleaded not guilty Thursday.