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Old 06-06-2018, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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This L.A county employee got $1000 a month for six years from this Beverly Hills developer cofounder of a development firm called Charles Co .

He also offered to buy this county employee a $1.1 million home .

Imagine how much corruption is going on in this city that we never hear about .

This same developer has multiple projects going on in L.A including a big 574 unit building in Leimart Park .


A Beverly Hills real estate developer was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of bribing a Los Angeles County employee in exchange for a government lease worth $45 million, federal law enforcement officials said.
Arman Gabaee, 57, provided the employee about $1,000 a month over a six-year period in exchange for leases, nonpublic information and other benefits, according to the criminal complaint filed last week.

Beverly Hills developer faces federal bribery charge in L.A. County lease deal
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:55 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Indeed -- the fish stinks from the head, and these city employees are taking a cue from those at higher levels.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:13 PM
 
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Eric Garcetti is connected to this guy.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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This is truly sad man, I hope this is a stand alone incident, and not a widespread occurrence.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:37 PM
 
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https://therealdeal.com/la/2018/06/0...reeze-project/

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The Torrance-based developer, who appeared in court on Monday, allegedly tried to hide his $600,000 in payments by using the names of more than 100 people he and an associate, Sofia David, had recruited, according to the Los Angeles Times, which reported on his court appearance.

The money went the committees backing eight politicians, including Mayor Eric Garcetti. The largest chunk of money went to Councilmember Joe Busciano and former City Councilmember Janice Hahn, who represented the Harbor Gateway neighborhood during the eight-year period.
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:39 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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This is truly sad man, I hope this is a stand alone incident, and not a widespread occurrence.
Well this is L.A., so you can bet this is only the tip of the figurative iceberg.
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Old 06-06-2018, 04:50 PM
 
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Ooooh snappity-snap.
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Old 06-06-2018, 06:13 PM
 
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Ooooh snappity-snap.
Wonder if they will look closer at this:


"Both the Planning Commission and Department of City Planning rejected the project, which was slated for a vacant lot at 1309 Sepulveda Boulevard. But that did not derail the project.


In 2015, Garcetti stepped in, and used his power to reduce the number of Council votes needed to approve the project from 12 to 10. With that number reduced, the Council then backed the project, which Leung was involved in as recently as May 2017."
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Old 06-06-2018, 06:16 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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The going rate is 1% of the gross, so he should have gotten around $450K.
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:48 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Well this is L.A., so you can bet this is only the tip of the figurative iceberg.
If this is truly a widespread event I doubt if only LA has this going on.
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