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Ex-Compton mayor runs for office, faces trial

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) -- Former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley wants his old job back even though he's facing retrial in a corruption case.(backslash)

The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/W6jEsC ) says Bradley filed Tuesday to run for mayor of the Los Angeles suburb in the April election. Bradley says his community needs him.

He's among a dozen candidates are trying to unseat current Mayor Eric Perrodin, including former child star Rodney Allen Rippy.

Bradley was convicted in 2004 of misusing public funds. Prosecutors say he used a city-issued credit card for personal expenses, including shoes, cigars and a hotel stay.

An appeal court tossed the conviction last August but prosecutors plan to retry him.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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