Ex-San Diego Mayor admits to misappropriation of funds
Updated: Thursday, February 14 2013, 08:39 PM EST
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An ex-Mayor has confessed to using charity funds to feed her gambling addiction.
Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor admitted in federal court on Thursday that she misappropriated $2 million from her late husband's charitable foundation while gambling.
She won more than $1 billion with that money, but from 2000 to 2009, she lost those winnings and more as she continued to gamble.
She now has two years to repay the debt before facing prosecution.
O'Connor was Mayor from 1986 to 1992.