Prosecutors say Central Coast man headed to state prison for bribing county supervisor
Man also paid $3.4 million to IRS for federal tax underpayment.
Prosecutors say a Central Coast man has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison for paying bribes to a county supervisor.
The prosecutors say Helios Raphael Dayspring paid the San Luis Obispo County Supervisor more than $32,000. They say the bribes were intended to get county approvals for Dayspring’s cannabis-related business.
Last October, the San Luis Obispo man pled guilty to bribery, and tax evasion related charges. In addition to the jail sentence, prosecutors say Dayspring paid $3.4 million in restitution to the IRS for underreporting on his tax returns.
The County Supervisor involved in the case died in 2020.