This is the end for him.
The FBI have recently arrested Jose Huizar, an L.A. City Councilman, for corruption. He allegedly took thousands of dollars as bribes and ran his office like a “criminal enterprise.”
The press release from the Department of Justice states:
“Special agents with the FBI this morning arrested Jose Huizar, an elected member of the Los Angeles City Council, on a federal racketeering charge that alleges he led a criminal enterprise that used his powerful position at City Hall to solicit and accept lucrative bribes and other financial benefits to enrich himself and his close associates in exchange for Huizar taking official actions favorable to the developers and others who financed and facilitated the bribes.”
“Huizar was arrested pursuant to a federal criminal complaint filed on June 22 and unsealed this morning. The complaint charges Huizar with one count of conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and alleges that, as part of the criminal enterprise, he and his associates violated a series of laws, including bribery, honest services fraud, extortion and money laundering.”
This has not been the first time Huizar was caught. Huizar was in a lawsuit for allegedly having a romantic affair with his deputy chief of staff back in 2014.
Read the full article here.
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