L.A. City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife, Flora, pleaded not guilty Friday morning in Los Angeles Superior Court to new perjury charges from the district attorney’s office.
Robert Fierro could face up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal conspiracy charge.
A judge has given Victor Bello a little more time to apply for a public defender after a series of legal setbacks.
An embattled Orange County public official is stepping down over allegations of sexual misconduct with co-workers.
An anonymous letter obtained by The Watchdog accuses Santa Ana City Councilman and Director of Orange County Public Works Carlos Bustamonte of sexual misconduct, according to the Orange County Register.
Voicing concern that Bello’s custody status was too “punitive”, the judge reduced the amount from $190,000 to $100,000.
The six current and former officials facing charges of looting the working-class suburb of Bell were actually highly paid puppets of the Los Angeles suburb’s disgraced city manager, according to the testimony of the lone member of the city council not facing criminal charges.
A quartet of city officials are free on their own recognizance pending a hearing later this year to determine if there is enough evidence to order them to stand trial.
A city councilman in Rancho Cucamonga has been convicted of corruption and ordered to immediately resign his position.
One of the four Bell City Council members charged with illegally paying themselves and others in the modest Los Angeles suburb huge salaries says he plans to resign.
Prosecutors “without doubt” of the evidence against a former councilman have decided to abandon their case.