Former city employee pleads guilty to conflict of interest accusation

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DENVER — A former Denver city employee who was accused of accepting money in exchange for his influence as a public employee pleaded guilty Monday, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said.

Larry Stevenson, 46, pleaded guilty for two counts of failure to disclose a conflict of interest.

Stevenson was an employee of Denver’s Excise and Licensing Department when he was accused of accepting $5,000 to assist a local businessman to secure contracts without going through a formal bidding process.

His attempt to influence the contract process was not successful, the DA’s office said.

He was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation and was ordered to pay $5,500 in restitution.  He also was required to surrender his concealed-carry permit as a condition of his bond.

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