New Charges Brought in Palmdale Corruption Case

Prosecutors in the felony corruption case against Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford just keep piling it on.

Ledford is now facing a misdemeanor count of using an official position for personal gain. That charge, which came Wednesday, accompanies one count of conspiracy, one count of conflict of interest, and three counts of perjury by declaration filed in June. His arraignment has been scheduled for March 28.

In addition, prosecutors introduced four new felony counts of tax fraud against Palmdale consultant Kimberly Anne Shaw. She and her co-defendant Susan Burgess Miller have been accused of funneling more than $60,000 a year to Ledford in exchange for city contracts.

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