Three Cudahy city officials indicted on federal bribery charges
Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives (Los Angeles Times) | June 22, 2012
Three Cudahy city officials – the mayor, a city councilman and a former acting city manager – have been indicted on federal bribery charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The three were charged with soliciting and accepting $17,000 in bribes from someone who wanted to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Cudahy, Assistant U.S Atty. Joseph Akrotirianakis said.
On Friday morning, federal agents descended on Cudahy, in southeast Los Angeles County, to arrest Mayor David Silva, Councilman Osvaldo Conde and longtime city employee Angel Perales, the last of whom was fired this week. Perales was a code enforcement officer who also recently served as the acting city manager.
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Tags: Angel Perales, corruption, Councilman Osvaldo Conde, cudahy, federal bribery, Mayor David Silva