Tag: Jose Huizar

Brother of Ex-LA City Councilman José Huizar Agrees to Plead Guilty

LOS ANGELES—The brother of former Los Angeles City Councilman José Huizar—who faces federal racketeering charges stemming from an alleged pay-to-play scheme—admitted in a plea agreement filed Oct. 12 that he took cash from his brother on numerous occasions and immediately wrote checks back to him or arranged to pay his expenses, then lied about his…


Developer Convicted for Bribing Former Los Angeles City Councilman

LOS ANGELES—A real estate developer was convicted for paying a $500,000 bribe to then-Los Angeles City Councilman José Huizar in order to “grease the wheels” for the approval of a downtown condominium project. Dae Yong “David” Lee, 57, of Bel Air, was the first defendant to go on trial in the City Hall corruption scandal…


Los Angeles Developer Convicted in Ex-Councilman Huizar Bribery Case

LOS ANGELES—A real estate developer was found guilty on June 27 of paying a $500,000 bribe to then-Los Angeles City Councilman José Huizar in order to “grease the wheels” for the approval of a downtown condominium project. Dae Yong “David” Lee, 57, of Bel Air, was the first defendant to go on trial in the…


Ex-LA Councilman Huizar Corruption Trial Delayed Until 2023

LOS ANGELES—A judge has granted a delay until next year in the trial of former L.A. Councilman José Huizar on federal bribery and racketeering charges, court papers obtained on April 29 show. U.S. District Judge John F. Walter had initially scheduled a trial in October for Huizar and his co-defendant, former Deputy Mayor Raymond Chan,…


Former Los Angeles Councilman Jose Huizar’s Attorneys File Motion to Dismiss Charges

Attorneys representing former Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar have filed a defense motion of dismissal, arguing that his actions do not align with the charges against him outlined in the 41-count federal racketeering indictment. After being arrested in June 2020, Huizar was initially charged in a 34-count indictment that alleged a pay-to-play scheme to violate…


Judge Agrees to May 2022 Trial Date for Huizar

LOS ANGELES—The judge overseeing the public corruption case involving ex-Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar agreed May 10 to put off the trial until next year. Citing concerns over issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, attorney schedules and voluminous evidentiary materials, prosecutors and defense lawyers filed a stipulation to start the trial on May 24,…