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Ex-Compton mayor who faces corruption trial runs for office

Compton Mayor Omar Bradley at the
Compton Mayor Omar Bradley at the "state of the city" address February 15, 2000.
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Former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley wants his old job back even though he's facing retrial in a corruption case.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Bradley filed Tuesday to run for mayor in the April election. Bradley says his community needs him.

He's among a dozen candidates are trying to unseat current Mayor Eric Perrodin, including former child star Rodney Allen Rippy.

Bradley was convicted in 2004 of misusing public funds. Prosecutors say he used a city-issued credit card for personal expenses, including shoes, cigars and a hotel stay.

An appeal court tossed the conviction last August but prosecutors plan to retry him.