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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Pay-To-Play Indictment: "You've Got The Wong Man!"

The Daily News reports the indictment of former Mayor James Hahn commission appointee Leland Wong "on 20 charges including bribery, conflict of interest and embezzlement."

Wong pleaded not guilty.

D.A. Cooley said, according to the newspaper, "The indictment ... is a significant step in rooting out corrupt public officials.'' District Attorney Steve Cooley said in a statement.

Read all about it: http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4225610

Also, sorry: couldn't resist the "Wong man" joke.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wong a commissioner appointed by former Mayor Hahn indicted? Jim Alger was also a commissioner appointed by Mayor Hahn. What did Alger see in or get from this corrupt administration?

August 24, 2006 6:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe it's the water at the Daily Breeze, but even with DZ's jump to the alternative press, it still breaks news the LAT and DN misses. Note in today's Breeze story that Wong allegedly got the the "bribe" in $5,000 monthly installments. That's a consulting contract! He may have violated ethics rules with a vote on either the airport or harbor commissions, but the LAT and DN make it sound as though he got the cash in a paper bag under a table at Denny's. And all those embezzlement charges are sports tickets. No wonder Cooley didn't announce details. The LAT and DN bought the grand jury secrecy bullshit. The details of the charges aren't secret after the indictment. And is anyone going to challenge Chick that nobody found any pay for play? Sic that task force on her or anyone else for three years and they'll get indicted.

August 24, 2006 10:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No doubt it was a search to bring about chaos for the Hahn Administration. Chick sought out Cooley but what's the status of the other investigations. Obviously the players are no longer part of this blog. They got what they wanted and are currently in office. Wong is the wrong man. What happened to the others or was it all a bunch of BS?

August 24, 2006 5:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chick's ploy was transparent, but why let that get in the way of a good story? Don't challenge her. She may stop feeding you exclusive nuggets. (For context, read about the McCarthy Era.) Remember, had she not made the pay-for-play allegations, which never panned out, Hahn would not have been weakened and Antonio would not have entered the race. Don't hold your breath for somebody to do that story.

August 24, 2006 5:14 PM  

Anonymous wacko walter said:

Sure ain't wrong boat. Who has $30,000?

August 24, 2006 9:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, don't sweat the apology. Racism is your strong suit.

August 24, 2006 10:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cooley speaks of seeking out corrupt public officials, this is why he created his public integrity unit,,,,, read the L.A. Weekly article, (August)the Steve and Bob Show. I rest my case.

September 02, 2006 3:05 PM  

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