$9 million of Industry solar project funds went to Jaguar, timeshares, Disneyland and more – San Gabriel Valley Tribune


Tax dollars for a solar farm financed by the City of Industry instead funded the developer’s lavish lifestyle and went toward $9 million in unrelated expenses, including his daughter’s $2 million wedding in France, his mortgage, a timeshare in Aspen and purchases at Jaguar and Porsche dealerships, prosecutors allege.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spent the first two days of a preliminary hearing for former Industry City Manager Paul Philips outlining how little of the $20 million Industry paid actually went to the project.

Philips is charged with a felony count of misappropriation of public funds, but,

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