[Los Angeles County District Attorney] – A former building inspector for the City of Santa Clarita is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 30 on charges he accepted more than $30,000 in bribes while issuing and signing off on building permits, the District Attorney’s office announced.
Craig Allen Ingraham, 58, is scheduled to be arraigned at the Criminal Justice Center, Department 30. He was charged Aug. 29 with seven counts of accepting bribes and one count of issuing a check with insufficient funds, said Deputy District Attorney Sean Hassett.
The complaint alleges that Ingraham accepted cash, cigars, a sink and vanity, and $29,000 loan in exchange for issuing and signing off on building permits. Ingraham allegedly accepted the bribes between March 1, 2007 and Dec. 22, 2008.
The complaint also alleges that he issued a $30,600 check from his JP Morgan Chase Bank account knowing that he had insufficient funds.
The Canyon Country resident who no longer works for the city was arrested Sept. 1 by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies and later released on $50,000 bond.
If convicted, he faces up to 10 years, eight months in state prison.
(Update) According to his Facebook profile, Ingraham worked for the city from September 2004 to February 2011.
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