Former California water district manager pleads guilty in conspiracy case

“A former California public water district manager pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday in connection with the theft of federally owned water.

Dennis Falaschi, 78, of Aptos, appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Jennifer Thurston, where he entered pleas on conspiring to take federally owned water and filing a false tax return.

Falaschi, formerly the general manager of a public water district in Fresno and Merced counties, faces a maximum of five years’ incarceration and $250,000 fine on the conspiracy charge, and three years in prison and $100,000 fine on the tax charge.” [Read More]