Feds Bust Democrat L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar for Corruption

26 Juin, 2020, 14:38 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • LA Councilman Arrested on Racketeering Charges After Allegedly Receiving Illicit Benefits

Accused of accepting at least $1.5 million in bribes for political favors, Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

"Councilman Huizar violated the public trust to a staggering degree, allegedly soliciting and accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from multiple sources over many years", he said. The criminal complaint alleges that Huizar and his associates violated a series of laws, including bribery, honest services fraud, extortion, and money laundering.

Huizar, 51, of Boyle Heights, was taken into custody at his home without incident and is expected to make his initial appearance this afternoon in United States District Court in downtown Los Angeles.

"The federal investigation has revealed that Huizar operated a pay-to-play scheme in the City, utilizing and commodifying the powerful Council seat of CD-14, whereby he solicited and accepted financial benefits from global (primarily Chinese) and domestic developers with projects in the City in exchange for favorable official actions", according to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint.

The mayor and other city leaders have been calling for Huizar to resign since his former special assistant agreed to plead guilty in the bribery scheme.

The U.S. Attorney's Office Los Angeles said that in the 2018 raid, approximately $129,000 in cash was seized from Huizar's home.

U.S. seeing 'disturbing surge' in COVID-19 infections
On the contrary, Trump in a report from Market Watch further strengthened his testing stand by saying that " I don't kid ". A negative result would clear everyone, while a positive would require each person to be individually re-tested.

Liverpool confirm Nathaniel Clyne departure
Liverpool have announced that eight players will leave the club upon the end of their contracts, including full-back Nathaniel Clyne.

Canadiens star Price wants answers before committing to National Hockey League playoffs
He's in Washington state, where he's been able to work out of the facility of the Tri-City Americans, his former WHL team. Price said. "Watching it on the news and hearing about it is distant until it affects somebody that you care for".

Another individual, Justin Jangwoo Kim, a middleman in one of the enterprise's schemes, pleaded guilty to bribery charges on June 3.

Huizar's arrest caps a lengthy investigation into corruption in America's second-largest city. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

He continued to serve and vote on the council until early March of 2020, when City Council President Nury Martinez asked Huizar to no longer participate in its meetings.

Jose Huizar, an elected member of the Los Angeles City Council, was arrested Tuesday on federal racketeering charges that allege he accepted bribes to help real estate developers secure approval for their projects - including one bribe facilitated by a development consultant in the Valley, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

If you liked this article, please donate $5 to keep NationofChange online through November.



Boudjellal au coeur d'un gros projet de rachat ?
Mourad Boudjellal a indiqué que lui et les personnes intéressées par le club marseillais vont "entrer en phase de négociation ". A plusieurs reprises, le président de l'OM, Jacques-Henri Eyraud, a souligné le fait que l'écurie n'était pas du tout à vendre.

Obamacare: Trump asks Supreme Court to invalidate Affordable Care Act
Despite making these changes to the ACA, the bill does not address single-payer health care or a public option. Under the act, millions of people in the United States must purchase health insurance or face a tax penalty.

Resurgence of virus in Europe as restrictions go, warns WHO
Beachgoers (top) enjoy the sunshine as they sunbathe and play in the sea on Bournemouth beach on Thursday. Twenty-nine states are now facing a rebound in cases.

Newcastle agree new deals for Andy Carroll and Javier Manquillo
Longstaff's current deal expires at the end of the month and talks over a renewal have failed to result in a new contract. Spaniard Manquillo, 26, joined the Magpies from Atletico Madrid in 2017 and has signed a new four-year deal.

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ Delayed Again to August
Also, the incredible casting of Robert Pattinson and John David Washington is also what the audience is looking forward to. Even if all goes well, it's impossible to say how comfortable audiences will feel to return to cinema halls.

Conditions remain: EU approves huge bailout of German airline Lufthansa
The package will be supplemented by a state guaranteed loan of up to €3bn with the participation of KfW and private banks. The EU sought the cutbacks to compensate for the massive advantage the state subsidy will give Lufthansa over rivals.

Arsenal - Les insultes de Guendouzi envers Maupay divulguées
Il n'empêche que le milieu d'Arsenal n'échappera pas à la colère de son coach Mikel Arteta. Preuve que l'avenir du Français chez les Gunners est bien menacé.

MN inmate dies after testing COVID-19 positive
Those updates bring the total number of positive cases in the state to 33,763 and the total number of deaths to 1,397. The Minnesota Department of Corrections says 43-year-old Adrian Raymaar Keys died Tuesday night at a hospital.

NYPD Officer Arrested on Strangulation Charges for Using Chokehold
The videos show officers restraining the man on his stomach and one officer, Afanador, wrapping his arm around the man's neck. In 2014 he faced prosecution after video surfaced of him pistol-whipping a teenage suspect during a marijuana arrest.

Katy Perry Makes ADORABLE Revelation About Pregnancy, Orlando Bloom!
According to the " Fireworks " hitmaker, she has been feeling overwhelmed, anxious, happy, and overjoyed at the same time. I've been all of it. "The world is just a wild time and it's a wild time to bring life into the world ".