South California Airport Developer Facing Charges

The man tasked with developing the San Bernardino International Airport has been charged with perjury, conspiracy to commit grand theft and presenting false documents as evidence.

A U.S. Airways jet passes an American Airlines jet, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The merger of the two airlines has given birth to a mega airline with more passengers than any other in the world. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The man tasked with developing the San Bernardino International Airport has been charged with perjury, conspiracy to commit grand theft and presenting false documents as evidence.

Prosecutors said Monday that Scot Spencer, who was hired to redevelop the former Norton Air Force Base, was arrested Sunday in Boca Raton, Fla. An investor and alleged co-conspirator, Felice Luciano, was at large.

Authorities say Spencer is a convicted felon who has served prison time for bankruptcy fraud.

The arrest was made by members of a special multi-agency task force formed in 2010 to investigate corruption in San Bernardino County, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles.

It wasn't immediately clear if Spencer had retained an attorney.

He is being held on $1 million bail.


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