After an unusual two-week deliberation, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge M.L. Villar de Longoria said a thorough re-examination of the evidence from the preliminary hearing showed there was enough to suggest Conway was guilty of the charges.
At issue are four contracts managed by Conway for the COG, a regional planning body, for which the COG approved amendments and extra costs amounting to at least $148,000.
Each contract represents a separate criminal count. If convicted on all four counts, Conway faces a maximum of seven years in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
“He sought out contracts that benefitted him,” said the judge.
Kenneth White, Conway’s attorney, said he appreciated the judge taking her time but did not agree with her interpretation of the evidence.