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Wei Huang, Jose Huizar and a rendering of the 77-story tower at 333 S. Figueroa Street (Shenzhen New World Group, Getty)

Huizar-linked Chinese developer sued by construction contractor

A planned 77-story downtown tower at the center of Jose Huizar’s criminal trial is also subject to a lawsuit...

Huizar-linked Chinese developer sued by construction contractor
Jose Huizar (Credit: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Carmel Partners lobbyist pleads guilty to brokering $150K Huizar bribe

A lobbyist for Carmel Partners pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit bribery in the massive pay-to-play...

Carmel Partners lobbyist pleads guilty to brokering $150K Huizar bribe
Jose Huizar (Credit: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Jose Huizar’s trial now set for June 2021

Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar won’t go on trial on a myriad of racketeering charges until late June of 2021, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. Huizar’s trial was set to begin in...

Jose Huizar’s trial now set for June 2021
Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar (Credit: Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

“Rampant corruption at City Hall”: Feds charge Jose Huizar with taking bribes from developers

UPDATED, June 25, 3:24 p.m.: The FBI arrested Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar Tuesday on a federal racketeering charge, culminating a near two-year...

“Rampant corruption at City Hall”: Feds charge Jose Huizar with taking bribes from developers
Jose Huizar and the proposed tower (Credit: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage via Getty Images. and Los Angeles Department of City Planning via The Architect's Newspaper)

Ex-Huizar staffer admits to accepting bribes for DTLA skyscraper project

A former staffer for Councilman Jose Huizar is the latest figure to plead guilty to corruption charges in the...

Ex-Huizar staffer admits to accepting bribes for DTLA skyscraper project
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar and a rendering of the project (Credit: Jerod Harris/Getty Images, and Gensler via Urbanize)

Private jets, prostitutes and luxury hotels: Broker’s plea deal points finger at Jose Huizar

A bombshell plea deal involving a former real estate broker that the federal government unsealed Wednesday suggests a years-long trail of bribery between City...

Private jets, prostitutes and luxury hotels: Broker’s plea deal points finger at Jose Huizar
Justin Kim served on city planning commission.

Appraiser snagged in FBI probe was former city official

A Los Angeles real estate appraiser who reached a plea agreement on federal bribery charges last week spent years...

Appraiser snagged in FBI probe was former city official
Mitchell Englander (Credit: Lilly Lawrence/Getty Images)

Former LA city councilman reaches plea deal in real estate corruption probe

Former Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitchell Englander has agreed to plead guilty to obstructing a public corruption investigation, the...

Former LA city councilman reaches plea deal in real estate corruption probe
Appraiser Justin Jangwoo Kim pled guilty to coordinating $500,000 bribe

LA real estate appraiser admits to $500K bribe

There was another bombshell Thursday into the federal probe of real estate developers bribing Los Angeles city officials —...

LA real estate appraiser admits to $500K bribe
Mitchell Englander in front of L.A. City Hall (Credit: Lilly Lawrence/Getty Images, and iStock)

Ex-LA council member surrenders to FBI in real estate probe

The FBI arrested a former Los Angeles City Councilmember Monday morning as federal agents conduct a probe into possible...

Ex-LA council member surrenders to FBI in real estate probe
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