San Jose mayor Gonzales indicted on six counts

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Ron Gonzales, the mayor of San Jose, California, and his financial aide, Joe Guerra, were indicted by a criminal grand jury on June 22 on six undisclosed charges. Gonzales and Guerra surrendered to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department Thursday morning, where they were processed and released on bail. While the indictment has been sealed, the grand jury was investigating Gonzales's role in an $11 million contract amendment with Norcal Waste Systems. The County District Attorney has scheduled a press conference for 1:30 p.m. Friday PDT on the indictment. Gonzales and Guerra will appear before the county's superior court for a hearing on Monday, June 26.

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