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Former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Raymond Chan charged in City Hall corruption case

Former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Raymond Chan and four others have been added to the criminal case alleging a widespread corruption scheme led by former City Councilman Jose Huizar, bringing to nine the number of defendants charged as a...

Chinese firm linked to Los Angeles Councilman Huizar’s corruption case agreed to pay $1 million fine

A Chinese company’s Arcadia subsidiary has agreed to pay more than $1 million to resolve allegations that it bribed city officials, including former Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, with campaign contributions, foreign travel and Katy Perry concert tickets to ensure...

Lobbyist Morrie Goldman pleads guilty in Los Angeles City Hall bribery case

A longtime lobbyist and former Los Angeles City Hall official pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of conspiring with now- suspended Councilman Jose Huizar in a bribery scheme. Morrie Goldman entered his guilty plea to a felony count of...

U.S to seize $25 million Los Angeles mansion purchased with Nigeria’s stolen fund

The DoJ has initiated proceedings at the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas to seize the mansion which is valued at $25 million and located in Los Angeles. According to Africa Intelligence, the US government told the...

Los Angeles fashion company agreed $118 million fine for customs fraud

A business in the Los Angeles Fashion District and its owner have agreed to pay nearly $118 million and plead guilty to defrauding the government by undervaluing imported clothing and cheating on taxes, authorities said Wednesday. Sang Noh of Los Angeles...

Los Angeles City Hall lobbyist to plead guilty in bribery scheme

A longtime Los Angeles City Hall lobbyist and close associate of suspended Councilman Jose Huizar was charged Tuesday with acting as the middleman in a bribery scheme in which a developer client agreed to give $50,000 in political donations in exchange for Huizar’s...

Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar indicted in corruption probe

A federal grand jury on Thursday returned a 34-count indictment against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar as part of an ongoing corruption investigation, CBS Los Angeles reports. Huizar, 51, has been accused of leading a criminal enterprise where...

Ex-Los Angeles Councilman Mitch Englander pleads guilty in corruption case

Ex-Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal criminal charge for obstructing an investigation into whether he took cash, escort services and other gifts from a businessman involved in major real estate development projects in...

Real estate consultant pleads guilty in Los Angeles City Hall bribery scandal

A real estate development consultant pleaded guilty Friday to a federal racketeering charge for his role in a pay-to-play scheme at City Hall allegedly tied to now-suspended Councilman Jose Huizar's approval of large building projects in downtown Los Angeles. George...

Los Angeles ex-official sentenced to a year prison for bribery

A former Los Angeles County official who took nearly $300,000 in bribes from an electrical contractor was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a day in federal prison, the U.S. attorney’s office announced. Mohammad R. Tirmazi, 51, of Upland, also...

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Former Shell employees involved in fuel theft charged with bribery

Three former Shell Eastern Petroleum employees who are accused of being involved in a scheme to steal fuel from...
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