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Ex-Santa Fe Springs Councilman Pleads Guilty To Bribery Charges

A former Santa Fe Springs councilman pleaded guilty Monday to a bribery charge.

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Crowds, Parking Problems Among Fears Over Zip-Line At Venice Beach

A proposed 750-foot-long zip-line for Venice Beach is running into some resistance among residents.


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Prosecutor: Buena Park Councilman Committed Perjury To Avoid Child Support

A Southern California councilman has been charged with lying on state documents to avoid paying child support.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/31/2012

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LA City Councilman, Wife Plead Not Guilty To Voter Fraud, Perjury Charges

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.


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Commerce City Councilman Faces Prison After Pleading Guilty To Conspiracy

Robert Fierro could face up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal conspiracy charge.

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Former Bell council member Victor Bello (credit: Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images)

Case Against Ex-Bell Official Delayed After Lawyer Quits

A judge has given Victor Bello a little more time to apply for a public defender after a series of legal setbacks.

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OC Councilman Quits Executive Post Over Charges Of Sexual Misconduct

An embattled Orange County public official is stepping down over allegations of sexual misconduct with co-workers.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/06/2011

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OC Public Works Director, Councilman Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

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.


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Judge Slashes Bail For Last Jailed Bell Councilman

Voicing concern that Bello’s custody status was too “punitive”, the judge reduced the amount from $190,000 to $100,000.


Former Bell council members Lorenzo Velez, Vice Mayor Teresa Jacobo and Mayor Oscar Hernandez listen to residents asking them to resign during a council meeting on July 26, 2010, in Bell, California. (AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK)

Bell Councilman: Ex-Officials Were Rizzo’s ‘Highly Paid Puppets’

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.


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‘Irwindale Four’ Plead Not Guilty To Corruption 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.


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SoCal Councilman Guilty Of Corruption

A city councilman in Rancho Cucamonga has been convicted of corruption and ordered to immediately resign his position.


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Bell Councilman Arrested In Salary Scandal To Quit

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.


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DA Ditches Felony Case Against Ex-Councilman

Prosecutors “without doubt” of the evidence against a former councilman have decided to abandon their case.