Former Vernon city manager indicted

VERNON - The former city manager of Vernon was arraigned Tuesday on a three-count jury indictment charging him with conflict of interest and public officer crime.Daniel Vincent O'Callaghan, 54, pleaded not guilty. The indictment, which was unsealed by Judge Peter Espinoza on Tuesday, includes an excessive taking allegation that the loss exceeded $65,000. According to prosecutors, O'Callaghan allegedly helped secure a contract between the city of Vernon and his wife, Kimberly O'Callaghan. The amount of the loss to the city was more than $140,000, prosecutors said. Bail for O'Callaghan was set at $50,000. He is due in court Dec. 3. O'Callaghan faces more than four years in prison if convicted.

********** Published: October 21, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 27