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Former City Inspector To Pay $32K Restitution

mug_craigingrahamA former Santa Clarita building inspector pleaded guilty today to accepting more than $30,000 in bribes while issuing and signing off on building permits, the District Attorney’s office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Sean Hassett with the Public Integrity Division said Craig Allen Ingraham, 59, was immediately sentenced by Superior Court Judge David Horwitz to two years in state prison, which was suspended. Ingraham also was placed on five years probation, ordered to pay $32,000 in restitution and to complete 750 hours of community service.


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The Canyon Country resident pleaded guilty to accepting cash, cigars, a sink and vanity, and $29,000 loan in exchange for issuing and signing off on building permits between March 1, 2007 and Dec. 22, 2008.

In exchange for his plea, the remaining six counts of accepting bribes and one count of issuing a $30,000 check with insufficient funds were dismissed.

Ingraham, who no longer works for the city, was arrested Sept. 1 by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies.