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Prosecutors say Central Coast man headed to state prison for bribing county supervisor

Bill Oxford
A Central Coast man has been sentenced to two years in state prison for bribing a 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.