L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar Arrested in Federal Corruption Probe

Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, an ambitious player in city politics for nearly two decades, was arrested Tuesday, becoming the most prominent figure to face charges in the federal investigation into corruption at City Hall.

Huizar faces aracketeering charge arising from allegations he ran a sprawling pay-to-play scheme in which real estate developers were shaken down for cash bribes and campaign donations in exchange for Huizar’s help getting high-rise development projects through the city’s arduous approval process.

Along the way, the councilman and his associates allegedly enjoyed free plane travel, lavish meals, casino chips and other perks offered up by developers, prosecutors said. In all, Huizar improperly received approximately $1.5 million in financial benefits, according to federal filings. …

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Comments

  1. Robert Wilson says

    Democrat scum is destroying his own city! Recall Newsom!

  2. It only goes to show that all people can succumb to the lure of easy money and using their power for nefarious purposes. The L.A. City Council certainly isn’t what it once was in terms of ethics and competency. The Council President recently used LAPD officers to guard her private residence, at the same time she was bashing the LAPD for being racist. . .another duplicitous politico only interested in self-aggrandizement. Taxpayers deserve so much better. Let’s hope claims of racism don’t mitigate the punishment Huizar should receive from the criminal justice system.

  3. So far talking about corruption hasn’t produced the results we had hoped for.

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