Mayor Flirts with Crime, City Snores
"Lara is also the second person to receive a spot on Villaraigosa's Planning Commission after agreeing to drop out of a campaign."
Is the Mayor so stupid (rumored 1.77 GPA at UCLA, according to long-time MayorSam readers) and the Gang of Four (Riordan, Soboroff, Wardlaw, Broad) so disenchanted with the Mayor that the Mayor's closest Riordan-allied consultants are now setting him up for a criminal trial, and he can't see it?
Or can Thomas Saenz, of the Mayor's specially created Office of Counsel, who both overturned the State's Prop 187 and brought to the voters the City's illegal Phone Tax, now thwart even more statutes?
More on the crime of influence peddling here. In a similar case in Canada involving Canada's most scandal-tainted Mayor, Larry O'Brien of Ottawa, the province and the Mayor have made a deal to delay O'Brien's trial to early 2009.