The executive director of a regional joint powers authority -- recently placed on administrative leave -- surrendered to authorities, who suspect him of allowing his own company to gain financially from his position.
The warrant alleged multiple counts of conflict of interest during his time with the COG, according to the news agency.
Conway -- ordered to appear in court July 23 -- is suspected of allowing his business, Arroyo Associates Inc., reap financial rewards from contracts with the COG, while he directed the agency, the Tribune reported.
The COG gave Conway's company the contract to serve as staff for the jpa, the Tribune reported.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office released a statement alleging Conway's company received "more money to manage specific state and county grants, which prosecutors allege Conway obtained as executive director."
According to the Tribune article, the COG was charged an additional $143,000 in one fiscal period.
COG is a joint powers authority with members from 31 cities -- including Baldwin Park, Claremont and Laverne -- three county supervisors and three water agencies.