Lee was involved in five bribes in 2015 and 2016, including one each to Campos and Vaughn on April 22, 2015, prosecutors said. The first of those two occurred at a lunch in which Campos received an envelope containing $4,000 in a restaurant bathroom, prosecutors said.
Lee owned Palmer Liquor Store and was involved in the scheme with Young Paig, who formerly owned Central Avenue Restaurant & Liquor Store; and David Son, the head of the county liquor board at the time who facilitated meetings and payments.
Paig, Campos and Son also pleaded guilty in their cases. Paig was sentenced to 41 months in prison, Campos 54 to months and Son to 60 months. Vaughn, who was convicted of bribery and conspiracy in March, is awaiting sentencing.
In addition to the $50,000 fine, Lee was ordered to forfeit more than $242,000.