Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
|For Immediate Release|
May 7, 2007
OF TAKING CASH BRIBES IN EXCHANGE FOR EXPEDITING POOL PERMITS
SANTA ANA – A civil engineer working as a public employee at the Orange County Resources and Development Management Department was convicted today of receiving bribes in exchange for speeding up the review process of swimming pool permit applications. Zeyad Mohd Kamel Faqih, 47,
On five occasions between November 9, 2006 and February 21, 2007, Faqih accepted $2,500 in cash and checks from an independent construction contractor as a bribe for speeding up the review process of pool permit applications. Faqih was arrested by Orange County District Attorney Investigators at his work.
Deputy District Attorney Andre Manssourian of the Felony Projects Unit prosecuted this case.