KESQ News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 received a statement from the attorney of Steve Pougnet following the charges filed in connection to the corruption case at Palm Springs City Hall, which began on September 1, 2015.
"Steve Pougnet is very proud of his service as Mayor of Palm Springs. He always worked with the best of Palm Springs in trying to rebuild the downtown. He made all the financial disclosures required of him. In the final analysis, although no one likes being charged with a crime he welcomes the opportunity to demonstrate that he did nothing wrong."
Segal adds that Pougnet is still currently in Colorado and they plan to appear in a Riverside County Courtroom sometime next week.