By Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/25/2012 11:43:51 AM PDT
Updated: 10/25/2012 06:18:05 PM PDT
UPLAND – Before filing criminal charges last week, investigators with the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office interviewed officials about former City Manager Robb Quincey’s statements during an arbitration hearing with the city and a settlement he made with a police sergeant. Quincey, 52 of Upland, has been charged with three felonies including, misappropriation of public funds, gaining personal interest from an official contract and perjury.
He has denied the charges and will plead not guilty during his arraignment on Dec. 20 in West Valley Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga, said Michael Zweiback, Quincey’s attorney.
“He looks forward to the opportunity to finally get a chance to address these allegations which he hasn’t had a chance to do,” Zweiback said.
The arrest warrant in his arrest, includes interviews with former City Attorney William Curley; City Manager Stephen Dunn, Executive Assistant to Quincey and Dunn, Colleen Sendldorfer; Councilman Ken Willis; the city’s attorney in Quincey’s arbitration case against the city and the two court reporters during the arbitration.
Dunn, who was the city’s finance director, said the interview was similar to one conducted by the FBI a couple years ago and during the arbitration.
“It was a rehashing of the same things about the settlement and authority and who approved what and things of that sort,” he said.
Quincey was terminated by the City Council in May 2011 for failing to disclose that he settled a draft claim emailed to him by the police union attorney, Dieter Dammeier, on behalf of then-Upland police Sgt. John Moore.
Moore’s claim accused Quincey and other former city officials of harassment and passing him over for promotion because he refused to destroy a police report he took in 2008 during a domestic incident involving Quincey and a girlfriend.
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