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Kern County Republican Central Committee ex-treasurer reaches deal in embezzlement

Federal Election Commission
Posted at 2:39 PM, Jan 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-25 17:39:16-05

(KERO) — Former Kern County Republican Central Committee treasurer Bryan Williams agrees to pay civil penalty of $20,528 in settlement with Federal Election Commission over embezzlement claims, according to court documents.

From 2013 to 2019, Williams made about $272,000 in an unauthorized payments from the committee's bank account into his personal account, according to court documents. Williams paid more $218,000 in restitution.

The FEC accepted the the signed conciliation agreement and civil penalty settlement on Dec. 14, 2021.