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Los Angeles councilman faces 34 federal charges in alleged bribery scheme – NBC News

A federal grand jury Thursday returned a 34-count indictment against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar in alleged bribery and fraud scheme.

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A federal grand jury returned a 34-count indictment against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar on Thursday, alleging he accepted bribes, concealed income, evaded taxes and lied to investigators.
Huizar, 61, is accused of accepting $1.5 million in “illicit financial benefits,” the U.S. Attorney’s office in Los Angeles said in a statement. He was arrested last month and released on $100,000 bond.
A previous federal charge of conspiracy to violate the RacketeerInfluenced and Corrupt Organiza…

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