Adams County Commissioner Candidate Lies, Misleads In Interview

October 18, 2012 7:21 AM

Adams County Commissioner Candidate Lies, Misleads In Interview
" BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Charles Tedesco, a candidate for Adams County Commissioner, admits he lied about his criminal record and tried to mislead during an on-camera interview with CBS4 earlier this month.

“I don’t know why I did it,” Tedesco later said. “I was embarrassed.”

CBS4 examined candidates criminal records and found that Tedesco, a Democrat, had been arrested twice for drunk driving. However the arrests took place under a different name. He used to be named Charles Steven Hillsberry, the name given to him when he was adopted as a young child. He legally changed his name to his birth name — Charles Tedesco — in 2000 saying he did not want to keep his adopted last name.

But before he changed his name, in 1989, the Northglenn Police Department arrested Hillsberry (Tedesco), noting that his blood alcohol level registered .153. He later pleaded guilty to driving while impaired. Then in 1993, he was again arrested for DUI, this time by Federal Heights police. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail and apparently served 9 days of the 15 day sentence "

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