Ex-Coastal Commission Member Is Sentenced

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A judge sentenced former California Coastal Commission member David Malcolm to 120 days in a work-furlough program for violating state conflict-of-interest laws.

Malcolm pleaded guilty to a felony charge stemming from the fact that he was a $20,000-a-month consultant to Duke Energy while helping the company win a contract from the San Diego Port Commission. Malcolm was a member of the commission at the time.

Superior Court Judge John Einhorn also ordered Malcolm, 49, to pay a $10,000 fine and $250,000 in court costs to the district attorney’s office.