Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Edgerly's Nephew Still Works for Oakland

By Robert Gammon
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 11:53 AM

Even though William Lovan, the nephew of fired Oakland City Administrator Deborah Edgerly, has been convicted of felony gun charges, he's still employed by the City of Oakland, Bay City News reports. Vice Mayor Ignacio De La Fuente told the news service that, "We should be ashamed of ourselves" that Lovan still works for the city. De La Fuente also said Lovan "should have been terminated a long time ago," and believes that Lovan is getting special treatment because of his connection with Edgerly.

Remember, Mayor Ron Dellums fired Edgerly last year in part because of her alleged involvement in Lovan's case. Police had accused Edgerly of attempting to use her influence to intervene on Lovan's behalf. Edgerly also was suspected of tipping off Lovan, who allegedly was a member of a notorious Oakland gang, about a police investigation into the gang's activity. However, Edgerly maintained her innocence and was never charged with any wrongdoing.

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