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Charges against Supervisor Leticia Perez dismissed

Leticia Perez
Posted at 5:03 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 20:03:49-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — After settling with the Kern County District Attorney's Office over a conflict of interest case, Supervisor Letecia Perez has had the two misdemeanor counts filed against her dismissed.

In January 2020 the DA's Office announced that Perez settled in a case stemming from Supervisor Perez's vote on a marijuana issue in which the DA's Office said her husband financially benefited. According to court documents, the charges focused on Perez's failure to disclose conflicts of interest while serving as a county supervisor.

As part of the settlement, Perez was required to thousands of dollars in fines, complete 100 hours of community service, and complete an in-person ethics course conducted through the California Institute for Local Government.

Perez was given a year to complete the requirements. If completed within that time frame the DA's Office agreed to dismiss the charges.