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Menifee councilman accused of using his position for financial gain
Menifee councilman accused of using his position for financial gain

Riverside prosecutors said a Menifee councilman was arrested and charged Thursday on suspicion of having a conflict of interest, using his position for financial gain and not having a license for an event venue he owns. Thomas Fuhrman was arrested at a city park and booked at the Southwest Detention Center in French Valley on $5,000 bail, according to authorities. Shortly after his arrest he was charged with one felony and seven misdemeanors, said John Hall, a spokesman with the Riverside County district attorney's office. Fuhrman was charged with one felony count of conflict of interest, four counts of using his position to influence a government decision in which he knew he had...

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