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Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick set to be released from prison due to pandemic, lawmaker says

Disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be granted early release from a federal prison where he is serving a 28-year sentence for corruption and currently in quarantine due to the coronavirus, according to a Michigan state lawmaker.

State Rep. Karen Whitsett, a Detroit Democrat, told WJB-TV that she was notified by President Trump of Kilpatrick's impending release during his Thursday visit to Michigan.

"He said that he was being released,"  Whitsett said. "I'm elated for him ... An out is an out ... He's done his time. And I think, 'My God, when is long enough long enough.'":snip:

 

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Former top aide to LA councilman to plead guilty in $1M bribery scheme: report

A former top aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar agreed to plead guilty to racketeering in an ongoing $1 million federal bribery investigation, a report said.

George Esparza, 33, is the closest aide to Huizar of the four who have pleaded guilty in the investigation.

In his plea agreement, he will admit to attempting to sell influence to real estate developers between 2013 and 2018 in exchange for cash, luxury trips and political donations. One included the billionaire head of a major Chinese real estate company who allegedly spent more than $1 million in bribes for a proposed 77-story skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Esparza left his city job in 2018 and currently is chief of staff for California Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo.

Esparza told investigators he “personally accepted at least approximately $32,000 in gambling chips, plus flights on private jets and commercial airlines, stays at luxurious hotels, expensive meals and alcohol, spa services, event tickets, and escort services," according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office.

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3 hours ago, Geee said:

Former top aide to LA councilman to plead guilty in $1M bribery scheme: report

A former top aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar agreed to plead guilty to racketeering in an ongoing $1 million federal bribery investigation, a report said.

George Esparza, 33, is the closest aide to Huizar of the four who have pleaded guilty in the investigation.

In his plea agreement, he will admit to attempting to sell influence to real estate developers between 2013 and 2018 in exchange for cash, luxury trips and political donations. One included the billionaire head of a major Chinese real estate company who allegedly spent more than $1 million in bribes for a proposed 77-story skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Esparza left his city job in 2018 and currently is chief of staff for California Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo.

Esparza told investigators he “personally accepted at least approximately $32,000 in gambling chips, plus flights on private jets and commercial airlines, stays at luxurious hotels, expensive meals and alcohol, spa services, event tickets, and escort services," according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office.

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I think we now know.

 

BTW

Boyle Heights Crime

 

 

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