FIRE LATEST: Firefighters Enter Day 14 Of Thomas FireClosures And Evacuations Live Blog | Listen Live | Full Coverage #CBSLAHelps: CBSLA teamed up with the American Red Cross to raise money for victims of the Southern California firestorms. Click Here to donate! You can also text CBSLAHELPS to 75759 to learn more. Celebrity Guests | Full Recap

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A former Cudahy code enforcement director pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal extortion and bribery charges.

Angel Perales admitted to accepting $17,000 in bribes to approve the opening of a pot shop in the city.

Perales was the first of three former Cudahy officials expected to plead guilty in the case. Ex-Councilman Osvaldo Conde and former Mayor David Silva were also charged in the criminal complaint.

Perales, Conde and Silva took cash from a marijuana dispensary owner working as an FBI informant, according to an affidavit filed in support of the charges.

The three men face up to 30 years in federal prison and fines of $500,000 each.

Perales is expected to be sentenced Oct. 22.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles
Plan Your Trip

Watch & Listen LIVE