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Jury selection to begin in Inglewood mayor's corruption trial


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Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the corruption trial of Inglewood Mayor Roosevelt Dorn.

L.A. County prosecutors have charged Dorn with conflict-of-interest and misappropriation of public funds.

They say Dorn obtained a $500,000 low interest loan through his city in 2004. Months earlier, the mayor voted to approve the home loan program originally intended for city employees. He cast a deciding vote to extend it to elected officials.

Prosecutors say Dorn used his office "to influence a governmental decision in which he knew… he had a financial interest."

Dorn used the loan to pay off the mortgage on a house. He allegedly put the remaining amount of more than $250,000 dollars in the bank.

Dorn has since repaid the loan.

Dorn — a former judge who’s in his third term as Inglewood mayor — has pleaded not guilty.

He’s told reporters “there’s no question” he’ll be exonerated.