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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Martin Ludlow/District 2 Open Thread

Its a very special day for Martin today. Blog away dum dums!

Or if you don't want to talk about Martin, feel free to dish away on the District 2 LAUSD elections. Who was right? Who was wrong? Today is your day to be the blogger!


Anonymous Anonymous said:

I predict 18 months of jail time.

March 08, 2006 3:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope 18 months of jail time! He'll turn on someone in order to not have to do some time. But he's a pussy, we know he'll turn. If he does not turn, I'll be shocked. He can't go to jail because it would make his family, and his new family embarrassed as hell. What will his kids think? (all of them)
Kids, I hope you learned a lesson: don't steal from unions, or anyone for that matter, or you will end up in jail. And that Martin used another black person, a black woman at that, is dispicable. I hope LAAWPAC didn't give Martin any money. If so, they need to ask for it back and never support AV or any of his co-horts.

March 08, 2006 5:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Martin hasn't been as cooperative as he claims. The Feds have gotten some good leads from him because Martin is a dumb fuck, but they don't yet have what they need. The Feds hope is that today the Judge will sentaence Martin to jail time. Little cute guys don't do well in prison. Martin will start to sing a like a bird after his first night. There wasn't much celebrating at Monica's last night. There seemed to be a dark shadow in the room. Maybe it was all those undercover feds just eavesdropping on conversations, most of which were about the investigations.

March 08, 2006 7:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If there is a bright side to Martin going to jail, he will be able to promote his anti-gang initiatives to actual gang members. Where you from cuz? Idaho fool.

March 08, 2006 7:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Corrupt union officials? I can't believe that! At least Pacheco is busy again;interesting that a former City councilman who was under investigation on funds use issues is defending a former area planning commissioner accused of the same. Full circle,or intersecting figure eights?

March 08, 2006 7:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Some details here: http://ethics.lacity.org/PDF/agenda/2006/March/031406_A1_ludlowstip.pdf

March 08, 2006 8:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sorry, bad link; try this one.

March 08, 2006 8:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


There are some similarities between Pacheco and Humphreys cases. Pacheco was investigated, over four times byt the D.A., city ethics and Feds - nothing was ever found. These investigations were launched because of Antonio's and Parke's campaign of lies and deception. With Janett, another Antonio operative has done the same thing. See a pattern here?

The other similarity between Nick and Humphreys is that Janett will also be exonerated. The only differnce now is that Nick is in control of the information.

March 08, 2006 8:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Martin doen't get jail time, he is talking. There is a lot of pressure from the Black community to have Martin turn everybody in - including the Mayor - and not be the scapegoat. But Martin didn't grow up n a Black household and he doesn't see what the other Black folk see in this case.

Martin, it's just like a cheap "B" Hollywood movie with a Jewish script writer. The Black guy always gets it first. Do you think the script writer of your saga, Skelton, would allow Antonio to be touched? Just stick to the script, we know how it all turns out.

March 08, 2006 9:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow pleaded guilty Wednesday to campaign violation charges, including conspiracy to illegally funnel money from a union local to his 2003 campaign.

Ludlow, who is scheduled to be sentenced April 21, entered his plea in Los Angeles Superior Court in what was expected to be the first of two such hearings. He also has agreed to admit to federal charges, according to prosecutors, but no federal arraignment date has been announced.


March 08, 2006 10:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Two named here: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-me-union24feb24,1,2388302,full.story?coll=la-headlines-politics

Read yer daily.

March 08, 2006 11:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:21 AM MARTIN don't sell out your AA community and tell the truth. The truth will set you free. African American Community has worked long time to see you buy into the white corruption.

March 08, 2006 11:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

de palma

March 08, 2006 11:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard it was Martin GutieRuiz. Martin L and Martin GR have know each other since 1988.

March 08, 2006 11:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa gave Kerry 100k during his campaign?


March 08, 2006 11:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think there are a few things people have missed on this story.

This was a coup against Martin who AV/Parke/Maria Elena junta could no longer control.

It is interesting that the US attorney on this case is Craig Missakian, a former client of Skelton side kick Eric Hacopian.

So we have a case of Hacopian former client getting rid of Martin, to open the door for Maria Elena.

Hacopian pay off on this, the political director position at the FED.

These people have no shame.

March 08, 2006 12:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hacopian has skipped the country.

March 08, 2006 2:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

hacopian is the walrus.

March 08, 2006 2:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


March 08, 2006 2:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You don't mess around with the FEDS. There's so much crap on this story that we haven't even begun to hear the truth of what went on.

Minority politicans instead of being role models for our youth who don't have any right now they shame the entire city and their families just because of greed and power. How the hell did their parents raise them?

March 08, 2006 2:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:44 Explain why politicians not mess around with the FEDS? How so?

How will the FEDS determine if Ludlow is playing them?

March 08, 2006 2:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ooh, i know, i know.
1) Akili - consultant
2) Pulido -worked at SOMS then
3) Thigpenn - AGENDA
4) Palma
5) Palma
6) It's a toss up but check out who Martin's deputy campaign manager was and if there were any ties to a union.

March 08, 2006 3:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

follow the cigar smoke to Eric

March 08, 2006 3:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope he gets the maximum. How dare he pretend to represent any people. He only represented himself, AV and MED....

March 08, 2006 4:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mucho pedo para cagar awado all you anonymous ghost writers.
Martin et. al will be just fine
because he and I don't spend our time masterbating with dear Mayor Sam and company.
Get a life
Get Laid
Drink some hemlock
Kiss the kids goodnight

Don't worry ABOUT MARTIN.

March 08, 2006 6:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Stand Sanders' son was his deputy manager.

March 08, 2006 7:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Stand Sanders' son was his deputy manager."

Justin Sanders? Rocky Delgadillo's Deputy in charge of outside contracts?


Follow the money...

March 08, 2006 9:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Can you read spanish? It is not about Sanders son. Princeton fuck-up Martin G., Nick and Ricardo are coming out of their cave, as well as Henry Lozano. Putos to a fault.

Can all you anonymous visionaries
have the balls to state your names
for the record? Then we can talk.

March 08, 2006 10:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

My name is Victor Griego y que putos?

We will win while you go down with Nick and Co.

March 08, 2006 10:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is Martin G?

Is he related to Juana la Marana
from the Mothers of ELA? I thought they died of old age.

March 08, 2006 10:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As I recall, Ed Sanders was the Deputy Campaign Manager...

March 08, 2006 11:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cheers for the blogger that recognizes the distruction to our children education and role models portraite by AV, JH, MED, TN, PS, S.B, VG, SB, CM,EH, US and MP, AP ML, FS, RM GM,and MG.

I would like to hear from the people that voted for this people, is there anyone out there?

March 08, 2006 11:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Adios, Janett y Lauro y Ricardo...

Article Launched: 3/09/2006 12:00 AM

Guilty, says former city, union leader
Ludlow to pay fine, avoid jail
By Dan Laidman, Staff Writer
LA Daily News

Former county labor chief and City Councilman Martin Ludlow pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony violation of campaign laws in connection with his 2003 council race.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Horwitz set formal sentencing for April 21, but Ludlow has agreed to a plea deal that would allow him to avoid jail time. He is expected to plead guilty to similar federal charges.

In an agreement worked out with federal, county and city officials, Ludlow faces a total of $180,000 in fines and a ban on serving in elected office for four years or a union post for 13 years.

"Today is another step in the process toward accepting responsibility for the judgment errors I made," Ludlow told reporters after his court appearance. "I anticipate fully making that restitution, and I also want to apologize to anyone that may have been hurt in any way by my actions."

Prosecutors say Ludlow conspired with Janett Humphries, former president of Service Employees International Union, Local 99, to improperly bolster his council campaign. Prosecutors also say the two actively covered up the arrangement.

"This kind of practice undermines the democratic process in a number of ways," Deputy District Attorney Max Huntsman said. "The rules were broken in a very calculated way."

Humphries pleaded not guilty to the local charges last week, and her federal arraignment is pending.

The months-long probe of Ludlow and Humphries culminated in federal and local charges filed last week. The investigations prompted Ludlow to resign as head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, a powerful post he assumed last summer after the unexpected death of longtime labor leader Miguel Contreras.

The federation selected Contreras' widow, labor activist Maria Elena Durazo, as interim leader last week.

Authorities allege that Ludlow and Humphries arranged for union employees to work covertly on Ludlow's council campaign. Humphries also is accused of embezzling union money to pay Ludlow's cell-phone bills and to fund personal travel by her friends and family.

Prosecutors say the pair covered up the arrangement by falsifying documents and creating bogus union records.

SEIU leadership ousted Humphries in 2004 from her post for the union, which represents nonteaching school workers. Union officials discovered improprieties and alerted law enforcement, prosecutors said.

In addition to the Superior Court plea, Ludlow signed a federal deal agreeing to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate labor laws. His arraignment on that count is scheduled for March 27.

Ludlow has also agreed to a deal with the City Ethics Commission that includes $105,271 in fines. The panel will consider the agreement at its meeting next week.

Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com

March 09, 2006 3:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not Ed Sanders, or Justin Sanders. There were others but you guys are way off base. Ed is too much of a stand up guy (at least he was). He didn't know what was going on.
And Justin Sanders didn't even work on the campaign.

March 09, 2006 4:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You guys are funny with all this speculation. Throwing out names and shet.

March 09, 2006 4:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I know both Ed and Justin Sanders. Both are stand-up guys like their father.

March 09, 2006 4:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Sanders brothers are alright. They believe in working hard and smart. They would never be into doing anything unethical. They have a bigger shadow to stand in (literally) than Martin's. Their father is a good role model and he's done well with them.

March 09, 2006 6:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's funny how rumors start and the name calling begins. The real story will soon be known. It is bigger than Martin. It all started because a group of union members were tired of being ignored and just wanted the issues of it's members to be heard, they wanted fair play for all. They gave every one a chance to change things. Let this be a lesson for all politicians and Acevedos, don't underestimate the honest guy. The union members are going to clean their house and get back to fair play.

March 11, 2006 11:23 PM  

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