DOJ files motion to dismiss charges in Diamond Brooks case

DOJ files motion to dismiss charges in Diamond Brooks case

YUMA, Ariz. – The Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss charges against the owner of Diamond Brooks Water, according to Yuma city officials.

Officials say they disagree with the U.S. Attorney’s motion to dismiss the charges against Philip K. Clark. Clark is accused of stealing about $200,000 worth of water from the city.

Yuma officials say they plan to object the motion and look to recover losses, according to a press release issued Friday.

According to city officials the DOJ states misleading information in its motion, stating that they cannot account for 0.007 percent of the missing water. However, the city argues that ignores the remaining 99.993 percent.

The Yuma Police Department, FBI and Internal Revenue Service were all part of the investigation that lead to Clark facing charges.

City officials say their civil suit against Clark is still pending.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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