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Watch: Richard Meaney, Man in the Middle of Scandal at City Hall, arrives for 1st court appearance

Local developer Richard Meaney has arrived at the Riverside Hall of Justice to make his first court appearance Friday over alleged corruption and bribery charges connected to the Scandal at City Hall in Palm Springs. He is one of three men facing charges, including developer John Wessman and former Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet.

Read more about the Scandal at City Hall

The D-A’s office has already made clear previously they planned to have all three men arraigned together on May 19.

KESQ I-Team Investigation looks at the Man in the Middle of the Scandal at City Hall

KESQ News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2’s Zak Dahlheimer and Jeremy Chen are in Riverside awaiting details from Meaney’s first court appearance. We’ll have updates at 12 p.m. and throughout the day.

Meaney is charged with nine counts of offering a bribe and one count of conspiring to bribe a public official. He and Wessman are accused by the District Attorney’s office of paying then Mayor Steve Pougnet $375,000 between 2012 and 2014. This was in exchange for favorable treatment and votes on development projects. If convicted on all charges, Meaney faces up to 12 years in state prison. Stay with KESQ News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 for the latest updates. Interactive Timeline of the Scandal at City Hall

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