The Trump administration loaned between $4 million and $10 million in coronavirus relief funds to a real estate company whose chairman allegedly bribed a Los Angeles city councilman with nearly $260,000 in poker chips, escort services and $600,000 in payments to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.
H/T: Daily Caller
Jose Huizar, the city councilman, was arrested on June 23 on charges that he accepted $1.5 million in bribes to help the developers of various real estate projects in downtown L.A.
L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar charged in corruption probe - Los Angeles Times https://t.co/ApmyeD45t1— Ralph W Burton sr (@RalphWBurtonst1) July 10, 2020
Councilman José Huizar was the fifth person ensnared in the long-running City Hall corruption investigation. However, some observers expect that more charges will follow. https://t.co/0Et48xLBbd— Los Angeles Magazine (@LAmag) July 9, 2020
Panic for the satanic. Democratic L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar arrested in pay-to-play scandal. https://t.co/kwWUQuw1PG— Kurt St. Angelo (@saintangelo) July 9, 2020
Los Angeles Democratic Councilman Jose Huizar Arrested On Pay-For-Play Corruption Chargeshttps://t.co/479lDJDkhQ— ❌PaulaAndra Aigner (@silverbird458) July 10, 2020
City Councilman Jose Huizar was accused of accepting more than $1.5 million in bribes and other benefits to approve or stall large building projects and shape the Los Angeles development landscape, prosecutors said on June 23.
Read the full criminal complaint against L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar below.