Federal prosecutors charged Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar in a 34-coun...

Federal prosecutors charged Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar in a 34-coun…

Federal prosecutors charged Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar in a 34-count indictment unsealed Thursday as part of an ongoing public corruption probe.

Huizar, 51, was charged with one count of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act upon his arrest by the FBI last month. The newly unsealed indictment includes counts of bribery and money laundering among several other criminal charges and details 42 alleged acts of corruption by Huizar.

The Democrat has represented Council District 14, which includes downtown Los Angeles, Boyle Heights and parts of northeast Los Angeles including Eagle Rock and Highland Park.

“Mr. Huizar was busy enjoying the fruits of his alleged corruption while his criminal enterprise sold the city to the highest bidder behind the backs of taxpayers,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California said in a June 23 statement announcing his arrest.

Huizar is expected to appear for his arraignment in U.S. District Court via video conference Aug. 3.

Prosecutors allege Huizar conspired with developers while chairing the city’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee. He is accused of accepting at least $1.5 million in “illicit financial benefits,” according to federal prosecutors.

That allegedly includes more than $800,000 from a Chinese billionaire who owns a hotel in Huizar’s district. As part of their deal, the billionaire allegedly gave Huizar $600,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by one of his former staffers, prosecutors said.

In November 2018, the FBI executed search warrants at Huizar’s home and city offices, and they seized about $129,000 in cash found inside the councilman’s closet, prosecutors allege.

According to the newly unsealed indictment, Huizar received the money from the billionaire and another businessman seeking illegal favors.
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Federal prosecutors charged Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar in a 34-count indictment unsealed Thursday as part of an ongoing public corruption probe.

Huizar, 51, was charged with one count of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act upon his arrest by the FBI last month. The newly unsealed indictment includes counts of bribery and money laundering among several other criminal charges and details 42 alleged acts of corruption by Huizar.

The Democrat has represented Council District 14, which includes downtown Los Angeles, Boyle Heights and parts of northeast Los Angeles including Eagle Rock and Highland Park.

“Mr. Huizar was busy enjoying the fruits of his alleged corruption while his criminal enterprise sold the city to the highest bidder behind the backs of taxpayers,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California said in a June 23 statement announcing his arrest.

Huizar is expected to appear for his arraignment in U.S. District Court via video conference Aug. 3.

Prosecutors allege Huizar conspired with developers while chairing the city’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee. He is accused of accepting at least $1.5 million in “illicit financial benefits,” according to federal prosecutors.

That allegedly includes more than $800,000 from a Chinese billionaire who owns a hotel in Huizar’s district. As part of their deal, the billionaire allegedly gave Huizar $600,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by one of his former staffers, prosecutors said.

In November 2018, the FBI executed search warrants at Huizar’s home and city offices, and they seized about $129,000 in cash found inside the councilman’s closet, prosecutors allege.

According to the newly unsealed indictment, Huizar received the money from the billionaire and another businessman seeking illegal favors.
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  1. A democrat selling out the US for Chinese shekels. What a ahocker

  2. Shocked…yet again…that a Dimm would turn his back on his constituents and grab power and money in stead. 🙄

  3. It’d be easier to list @thedemocrats who aren’t stealing, bribing or pedo’s 🤔 Short list I imagine !