Nearly a year after he abruptly resigned from his position as Ross Valley Sanitary District general manager, Brett Richards was arrested in the Philippines on July 11, according to officials with the Marin County District Attorney’s Office.
Richards, whose whereabouts had been unknown since June 2012, has been charged with nine felony counts and was sought on a $1 million warrant surrounding a $350,000 housing loan he received from the district, allegedly inappropriately.
The Marin County District Attorney’s Office used Richards’ financial records to track him to the Philippines.
The Philippine Bureau of Immigration and the Philippine National Police arrested Richards was in Moalboal, a municipality in Cebu, Philippines. After his arrest, he was temporarily housed in Cebu City before he was transported to the Philippine Bureau of Immigration detention-processing center in Manilla.