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Monday, January 31, 2011

Los Angeles Times: "Challenger Rudy Martinez says FBI asked about Los Angeles Councilman Jose Huizar"

From the City Maven: "I would say “I would say we were acquaintances. I meet a lot of people as a council member and I would say we were acquaintances,” Huizar said.

Memo to Councilman Huizar, it seems that your past business dealings with Rudy Martinez were beyond the level of acquaintances.

“Today is sad day for the City of Los Angeles and the residents of CD 14. I believe the residents deserve better and more ethical representation. My campaign will continue, and I will continue to work hard to bring public accountability, transparency, and fiscal responsibility to the Office of the City Council. We will continue to engage the voters of Council District 14 on the issues that are important to them until they decide the outcome of this election on March 8th." - Statement from the Rudy Martinez for City Council Campaign.

** Huizar's El Sereno property has some "illegal past issues".

** What is it with Councilman Huizar's past issues pertaining to his efforts to bill the taxpayers for personal expenses like attending his Princeton Reunion?

** From 7/08-9/08, we found this report from Councilman Huizar's "Officeholder Account" which highlights Huizar's and staff proclivities for fine dining, including a $201.16 bill for a "Quinta Real" in Zacatecas Mexico.

Your thoughts..............

Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh shit ... you could only beat a dog for so long before he bites back.
Whose is next?

January 31, 2011 10:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar takes a trip to Israel and Martinez just happens to take a business trip to Israel at the same time?

The whole relationship seems strange. But it's probably more than that.

If I had to guess, Huizar got to ride the Martinez gravy train and had work done on his house and whatever else in return for who knows what for Rudy?

January 31, 2011 10:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I suspect they are investigating several issues, including abuse of power.

Huizar's people are probably trying to plan an escape route for him right now.

Martin Ludow was taken to a place of safety by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. He was out of the Council Chambers BEFORE the criminal charges hit.

We are about to see the same thing happen in CD14.

Any bets who will bail him out?

Maybe he will become a consultant ...a lobbyist?

Maybe he'll become the next Speaker of the house!

Maybe he could provide legal advice for the City of Bell.

January 31, 2011 10:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I Love Jose Huizar, and I am going to pray that lord serve him justices.

January 31, 2011 10:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't understand.

January 31, 2011 11:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When two ex Huizar staff members corroborate Martinez' story, it would suggest Huizar is under investigation by the FBI.

January 31, 2011 11:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What has villaraigosa (papi) have to say about this.

January 31, 2011 11:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Geezy Weezy,

For a guy who bragged about starting as a shoe shine boy, you sure did end up getting greedy.

Couldn't a nice council salary of $189,000, plus all the regular perks and benefits be enough?

You could have slept at night, at least.

What is it about human nature and emotionally weak people? It's never enough and the grass is always greener.

January 31, 2011 11:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA’s CRA built the Hollywood & Highland Center for $600 million and then sold it to the CIM Group for $200 million. The City of LA then ponied up an additional $30 million to remodel the Kodak Theatre for the CIM in a move that Curbed LA (link) referred to as “Send in the Clowns!”


January 31, 2011 11:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CIM Group: Hollywood's Richest Slumlord

January 31, 2011 11:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's about time an investigation is conducted!!! Enough is enough with Huizar! Time to VoTe Huizar OUT of OFFICE! It is a given his political days in office are numbered!
Bow out gracefully Huizar because you look like a complete idiot who really doesn't know his ass from a whole in the ground. Your politics are nothing but a sham and your so-called love for CD 14 is getting old. Real fast. You have screwed over a lot of innocent people who work and mean well in CD14. Your so called adversaries are really the people you should have tried to build an allegiances with all along. They have done a hell of a lot for the communities than you have ever did! To this very day you run and hide from them. You are such a childish joke. Grow-up!

Your limited camp of Huizar support is very limited indeed... Who is Mago? Vera Del Pozo? Jose Aguilar? Sal Martinez? (Ex-gang member) Your entourage of support is an entourage of interlopers and wanna-be educated uneducated inarticulate individuals who cannot even express themselves in an intelligent manner.

Time to pack-up your stuff at the office because it's time for you to go bye bye...

Let the investigation proceed. Quiet on the set... Roll 'em... Action. BTW--Jessica McFat McClean is too too FAT for Hollywood. Send her to New Jersey to be a milk producing cow. GOD DAMN SHE IS ONE FUCKEN UGLY SOW! She puts Redd Fox's sister-in-law Esther to shame!!! Puke... Yuck... Run for the hills!

January 31, 2011 11:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Sears site is one development the CIM group is hoping to get. Ironically, CRA/LA has designated some of the 930million to redevelop the site. More freebies to CIM. Taxpayer funds given to CIM.


January 31, 2011 11:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

California Briefing
September 1, 2009 | By Howard Blume

Officials have closed a federal investigation into Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar's consulting work for a now-defunct nonprofit linked to organized labor. Huizar had received about $30,000 from the Voter Improvement Program for consulting services he performed in 2003 and 2004 while serving as an elected board member for the Los Angeles Unified School District, according to Huizar's public disclosure forms and sources close to the investigation. Huizar announced Tuesday that investigators had cleared him of further review, and sources with knowledge of the probe confirmed it. In a brief statement, Huizar said, "I will continue to hold myself to the highest ethical standards."

Will Huizar be lucky again or will this federal investigation do him in? Inquiring minds want to know?


February 01, 2011 12:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Indict the fucker and get it over with.

I think Monica just sang.

February 01, 2011 12:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Skelton said the councilman's family sent the check to end a billing dispute and "put it behind them." Skelton said Martinez has a history of "making stuff up" and noted — as Huizar has in recent campaign appearances — that Martinez has a criminal record.

During his late teens and early 20s, Martinez was convicted of loitering, reckless driving and two misdemeanor counts of battery. Martinez said those convictions, occurring from 1985 to 1992, came during a turbulent period in his life, when he was distraught over the murder of his brother.

So this is the criminal record everyone has been posting about??

From 1992?? Almost 20 years ago.

Reckless driving, loitering and battery; all petty crimes.


February 01, 2011 12:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rudy's campaign is running circles around Huizar's.

I am afraid this is the start of the end for Jose.

February 01, 2011 12:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I suppose we have to wait and see if Huizar is a plus or minus on the FBI list.

February 01, 2011 12:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


A needed information for Huizar, Francine and Gustavo.

Hope it helps guys.

February 01, 2011 12:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A spokesman for Huizar strongly denied that any federal investigation was underway involving the councilman and said the check from Huizar's wife arrived only recently because the amount due had been in dispute. Parke Skelton, a Huizar political consultant, said Martinez is "stirring up as much trouble for Jose as he possibly can" because his campaign is in trouble.

"No one is investigating Jose," he said.

How does Parke Skelton know what the federal agencies are doing?

Using Parke's logic that Rudy is stirring up as much trouble for Jose because Rudy's campaign is in trouble, then Jose's campaign must be in BIG trouble considering the amount of trouble Jose is stirring up for Rudy.

Parke's logic is a dual edge sword.


February 01, 2011 12:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If we are to believe the Huizar camp after, stiffing some vendors a few years ago. Jose suddenly remembers and sends his opponent a check 6 weeks before an election?

If they wanted to clear the issue don't you think they would have sent the check way before the campaign got started?

This stinks to high heaven.

February 01, 2011 12:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:12 a.m.

Again, pay attention... sleepyhead.

NO ONE IN L.A. except BUMS get "arrested" for loitering. They get much worse charges plea bargained DOWN to loitering, in exchange for a quilty plea.

But since Rudy's not "transparent" enough to really tell the truth about that, we can only imagine. So, what are the more criminal "loitering-ish" crimes? Stalking? Playing lookout for drug deals? Cruising to buy drugs? Drunk and disorderly? Soliciting a prostitute?

(Until he fesses up, let's just imagine?)

Just a few examples to whet your whistles.

RECKLESS DRIVING is code for DRUNK DRIVING more times than not. In exchange for entering a program.

Misdemeaner battery? Twice? (Pled down, pled down, pled down.)

(Once to "defend his father, from the bouncer who worked at his father's bar"?? Wait, what was all this about being ABANDONED by his alcoholic father, and raise by a single mother?)

Is this a life, or some dime store novel -- with alternate endings.

Some aggresive reporter needs to find out what Rudy Rich was REALLY arrested and charged with - NOT what he pled down to ... but no one will try.

And then there's the MUCH more recent "police badge" issue, that the thin blue line swept under the rug. But once again, "Mr. Transparent" won't "dignify those questions with an answer!"

Harumphh, harumph.

February 01, 2011 2:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There are a couple reasons why the FBI would be "talking" with Rudy about Huizar.

1) They were investigating Huizar (what all the haters presume, w/out any basis in fact).

OR 2) Rudy Rich, now candidate Rudy, aka 'Rudy the RAT' pissed off about contested bills on the house (3 f*cking years later - well ain't that convenient... just in time to make some election headlines down the pike?)-- he goes to THEM, the FBI, and tries to stir up trouble for Huizar in advance of the current race.

Nowhere does Rudy say the FBI sought HIM out, contacted him, asked him to come in a chat. . . he just says they asked him questions.

Who instigated the meeting? And what sort of lies did the honesty-challenged challenger pop off with to get them involved.

And if ex-employees were also contacted, did that happen AFTER Rudy ratted?

Sounds like it.

(Remember, once before Huizar was checked out, and they owned up to the fact that there was an investigation and said they'd cooperate willingly. They'd do the same thing now, if it was happening.)

February 01, 2011 3:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, FLIP this... SMALL cable wonderboy houseflipper Rudy doesn't even have a CONTRACTOR'S license.

Does this guy do anything on the up-and-up?

Hiring illegals, working without a license, hiding unpermitted work from City inspectors?

He's a textbook case or pre-ordained to be a politician. Let's just be glad he never will be.

Move back east, Rudy, that's where your kind of cutting corners can get you elected alderman.

February 01, 2011 3:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hiring illegals, working without a license, hiding unpermitted work from City inspectors?

Mayor Villaraigosa hires illegals employed in city positions and commissioner appointments.

February 01, 2011 7:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where was Carmen when all these crimes where being committed under his nose?

February 01, 2011 9:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You can bet Francine is shoving Huizar under the bus right now at our local FBI offices.

February 01, 2011 9:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Great day, all the rats will be jumping out of this sinking ship real quick.

February 01, 2011 9:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Some aggresive reporter needs to find out what Rudy Rich was REALLY arrested and charged with - NOT what he pled down to ... but no one will try.

No one will try because NOBODY CARES!!

You are just as naive as Red Spot is about the "CLARKS Fund" - nobody cares there, too!!

You both need to get a life and focus on real issues.


February 01, 2011 9:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

They've interviewed a lot of people about Huizar.

Martinez's statement is just a small piece of the puzzle. There are a dozen different issues that could put Huizar behind bars.

It's just a matter of time now.

February 01, 2011 9:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2.53, I don't think it was a Federal offense that Martinez pled down. But it does seem the Feds are investigating Huizar AGAIN and I believe Martinez only told a very small part of the story to The Times. So, either more information is going to be leaked every day or so - or Huizar will be arrested at some time. I cannot imagine the Feds investigating Huizar AGAIN merely to drop it.

February 01, 2011 9:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What else is Huizar's staff going to say?

Besides they are not even supposed to know.

February 01, 2011 9:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I had a dream the other night.

Someone was wearing a t-shirt that said "non-profit". This person was swinging a stick wildly at a "Huizar" pinata.

What could this all mean?

February 01, 2011 9:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

For years Rocky Delgadillo looked the other way while all kinds of criminal activity was taking place.

Who was paying him?

This corruption runs deep. Look for a godfather. Hint... not Villaraigosa.

February 01, 2011 9:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar is done.

This is the first of many other shoes to drop. And when goes down he is taking a lot of people down with him.

February 01, 2011 10:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar has hired a top criminal defense lawyer to represent him on this case.

February 01, 2011 10:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's about time the FBI is taking over the city hall of Los Angeles.

February 01, 2011 11:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How are you keeping all of those plates in the air and spinning like that?

February 01, 2011 12:19 PM  

Anonymous g said:


February 01, 2011 3:33 PM  

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