Moreno Valley school board member Mike Rios sentenced to 14 years for charges including pimping

A mug shot of Mike Rios taken after his arrest for attempted murder in February 2012
A mug shot of Mike Rios taken after his arrest for attempted murder in February 2012 Riverside Co Sheriff’s Dept

A member of the Moreno Valley school board was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison. Rios was convicted last month of pimping, pandering and insurance fraud.

The 42-year-old Rios, elected to the school board in 2010, was sentenced to prison for his role in running a sex-for-money operation out of his home and filing fraudulent auto insurance claims.

He’s also charged with attempted murder and illegal possession of a weapon for allegedly shooting at two men who followed him home after a dispute at a Moreno Valley bar last year.

Rios has consistently pleaded not guilty, insisting all the charges were fabricated to kill his political career.

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