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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 07:07 PM

City Officials in California–Arrested on Federal Bribery Charges

City Officials Allegedly Took Bribes from Person Who Wanted to Open Marijuana Store

LOS ANGELES—Special agents with the FBI this morning arrested the mayor of the city of Cudahy, a member of the Cudahy City Council, and the head of the city’s Code Enforcement Division on federal bribery charges.

A criminal complaint filed in United States District Court alleges that the three officials from the city in southeastern Los Angeles County accepted a total of $17,000 in cash bribes earlier this year. According to the affidavit in support of the complaint, the three officials requested and accepted cash payments in exchange for supporting the opening of a “medical marijuana” store in the city.

The three officials arrested this morning are:


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