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.