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Jul. 11, 2024

Former LADWP commissioner faces disciplinary charges

"Once the full story is known, we feel confident Bill will be exonerated," Jan L. Handzlik, the lawyer for former commissioner William W. Funderburk, said.

A former Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Board Commissioner and licensed California attorney faces disciplinary charges for allegedly soliciting and receiving more than $31,000 in free legal services from an attorney involved in the 2017 LADWP billing scandal, according to the Office of Chief Trial Counsel.

In 2017, William W. Funderburk voted on a $30 million no-bid contract for Aventador Utility Solutions LLC, created by attorney Paul Paradis. At the time, Paradis was...

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