Former Aide To Embattled LA Councilman Jose Huizar To Plead Guilty In Federal Corruption Probe At City HallGeorge Esparza, 33, worked for Councilman Jose Huizar until January 2018.
Consultant To Plead Guilty In Pay-To-Play Scheme, Former Deputy Mayor ImplicatedThe plea agreement contains a 22-page "factual basis" that details certain activities of the enterprise, including the allegation that one of Mayor Eric Garcetti's former deputy mayors accepted money in exchange for shepherding a project through the approval process.
Deputy Allegedly Aiding FBI Probe Into LA County Sheriff's Dept. Arrested On Separate ChargeA deputy believed to be connected to the FBI's corruption investigation into the L.A. County Sheriff's Department reportedly has been arrested in a separate incident of alleged ticket-fixing.
Federal Task Force Probing Alleged OC CorruptionA federal and local task force is investigating corruption in Orange County — one of several Southern California regions under scrutiny.