Thursday, October 1, 2009

Water board director Xavier Alvarez sentenced to five years' prison

From the SGV Tribune

By Wes Woods II
Posted: 10/01/2009 11:43:57 AM PDT

Three Valleys Municipal Water Board Director Xavier Alvarez was sentenced to five years in state prison Thursday for insurance fraud, misappropriation of public funds and grand theft.
He was led out of court in handcuffs after the sentencing in Pomona Superior Court.

Alvarez, 51, was convicted for registering his ex-wife, Juanita Ruiz, for health benefits with the water district from Jan. 24 to Oct. 31, 2007. The action cost the district about $4,000.

He will lose his position on the water board and will not be allowed to run for public office again, said Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Sandi Roth.

Alvarez's term on the water board has been drowned in controversy.

He was fined and sentenced to probation in July 2008 after he was convicted of federal charges for falsely claiming he won the Medal of Honor.

Alvarez represents south Pomona on the water board.

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