A former Los Angeles city electrician pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he had a financial conflict of interest in more than 100 purchase orders between 2007 and 2017.
David Curry, 62, is charged with nine felony counts of conflict of interest, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
He is accused of influencing purchase orders involving contracts in which he allegedly had a financial interest, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
The purchase orders involved contracts worth more than $3 million with a company that made circuit boards for intercom systems for Los Angeles City Fire Department vehicles, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Curry allegedly received money from that company, according to Deputy District Attorney David Barkhurst.
A date is scheduled to be set Oct. 21 in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom for a hearing to determine if there is sufficient evidence to allow the case against Curry to proceed to trial.
He could face up to eight years and four months in state prison if convicted as charged, according to the District Attorney’s Office.