Past Infant Assemblyman Mike Gatto's "Glendale Political Follies" now morphed into Indictment of supporter John Drayman
In the race for City Council, Rafi Manoukian (who supported Sunder Ramani for Assembly) was the top vote getter follow by David Weaver who edged Gatto's supporter John Drayman by 61 votes for the second and final council seat up for selection. Glendale resident gun-slinger/ FPPC dodger Chahe Keuroghelian, was denied again in his bid for elected office, finishing fourth. Goes to show that a "Gatto handshake" does not correspond into political capital ( maybe more FPPC oversight? Who knows).
...... and you thought losing a election was bad enough for Gatto Supporter John Drayman? Consider this afternoon's story from the LA Times
Former Glendale Councilman John Drayman has been indicted on charges that he embezzled between $304,000 and $880,000 from the weekly farmers market in Montrose.In the indictment filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, prosecutors also allege that Drayman falsified tax returns to hide the embezzlement, which they say occurred between 2004 and 2011.Drayman, who was arraigned on the felony charges at a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, pleaded not guilty to the charges. They include one count of embezzlement, 10 counts of filing false tax returns, five counts of money laundering, three counts of forgery, one count filing a false financial statement and eight counts of perjury by declaration, the Glendale News-Press reported.His bail was set at $200,000.
Looks like Gatto's buddy Drayman has some issues that merit attention, plus on top of the news of layoffs pending because of the demise of Glendale's Redevelopment Department, Glendale voters in the newly reconstituted 43rd Assembly District are likely to ask their Infant Assemblyman, "what have you done for Glendale lately? (or what bad associates have you supported lately?).
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Scott Johnson in CD 14