Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Former Central California water manager allegedly stole $25 million in water


The indictment does not name the water district, but in 2018, [California's Attorney General] announced the arrest and filing of felony charges against five individuals for the misuse of public funds amid widespread corruption at the district.


The water theft scheme began in 1992, according to the federal indictment.


In April 2015, drought lowered the canals’ water level enough for the pipe, lid and drain turnout to be discovered by authorities, according to the indictment.