Former Adelanto Mayor Rich Kerr arrested by FBI agents, indicted on fraud and bribery charges in alleged cannabis kickback scheme

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The Daily Press reports Former Adelanto Mayor Rich Kerr was arrested Friday in connection to a federal grand jury indictment accusing him of accepting close to $60,000 in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for favorable decisions concerning commercial marijuana via his role on the City Council. FBI agents took Kerr into custody at his home while executing a search warrant Friday morning, FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller told the Daily Press. Kerr’s arrest comes more than three years after FBI agents detained him during a raid on his home and other properties in 2018 amid a public corruption probe. Kerr was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Riverside on Friday. He entered not guilty pleas to several charges and was set to be released on a $30,000 bond, U.S Attorney’s Office spokesperson Thom Mrozek said. Read more  https://www.vvdailypress.com/story/news/2021/08/13/fbi-agents-arrest-former-adelanto-mayor-rich-kerr-three-years-after-agency-raided-his-home-amid-publ/8125344002/

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