After pleading not guilty on May 23, he was released from custody on a $25,000 bond, under the condition that he surrender his passport and refrain from contacting any potential witnesses in the case.Conway, 47, is accused of using funds from the struggling north county municipality to finance cruises to the Bahamas, travel to Las Vegas and Ft. Lauderdale, credit-card bills and payments on a time-share in Florida. He also allegedly used taxpayer funds to pay his federal income taxes.
But prosecutors allege that, upon leaving the courthouse, Conway almost immediately made his way to City Hall -- and prepared a packet of information to give to the city aldermen, who are, not surprisingly, likely to be witnesses in the case against Conway. He also begged one alderman to give him a key to City Hall, and when the alderman refused, Conway drove to his house to talk him into it.
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