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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

MAYOR SAM EXCLUSIVE!! Did City of Commerce Councilman Hugo Argumedo Commit Perjury?

In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we present documentation that City of Commerce City Councilman Hugo Argumedo, may have committed PERJURY in falsely disclosing $8,000 in Campaign Consulting Payments to "Leading Edge (Building) Consulting", which merits a Formal District Attorney/FPPC Investigation. 
The recently-elected Commerce City Councilman Hugo Argumedo (left) being sworn into Office in March of 2015.
** Blogger's Note: In a Mayor Sam Blog Exclusive, we present documentation that controversial City of Commerce Councilman (and member of the infamous Southeast LA County Chacon Political Family) Hugo Argumedo, may have committed PERJURY in falsely stating "Billings for Campaign Consulting Services" by a "Leading Edge Consulting".
Councilman Argumedo, who was recently re-elected to the Commerce City Council after his force removal from Office in 2010 ........., for pleading GUILTY TO SIGNING A FALSE STATEMENT in a Civil Lawsuit involving former City Attorney Francisco Leal, submitted the pictured documentation below, regarding alleged Campaign Expenditures for Consulting Services.
From Page 10 of 14 from Councilman Argumedo's 460 Report Forms for the period between January 14-February 14, 2015 
Councilman Argumedo listed two $4,000 payments, totaling $8,000 in Campaign Consulting Services Expenditures as being paid to Leading Edge Consulting, located at 5057 N. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, California, 90017. In reviewing all of Councilman Argumedo's 2015 Campaign Reports Forms, obtained under a California Public Records Act, we were also able to ascertain that the half-brother to Fernando, Art and Hector Chacon, loaned his successful campaign $20,000.
The Mayor Sam Blog, in researching the supposed "Political Consulting Background" of the Washington Blvd (near Baldwin Hills) LLC, made contact with its Managing Partner Andy Rhoades, who provided us with the following Statement on the LLC's Letterhead for this Exclusive ........., and any resulting, "Formal Investigations", as noted below. 
Letter of Response to a Mayor Sam Blog Inquiry from Leading Edge Consulting Managing Partner Andy Rhoades. 
From Rhoade's response to the Mayor Sam Blog;
We have never received any type of payment from Councilman Argumedo or performed any work for him or his campaign. Please feel free to present this information to the City Council of the City of Commerce and to also present this information to the Los Angeles District Attorney on our behalf. We are happy to provide you with any other information.

As Mayor Sam reported in two recent other Exclusives, the City of Commerce received approval from California Attorney General Kamala Harris to initiate "In Quo Warrento Proceedings" against Councilman Argumedo, which is currently moving forward in Superior Court.

We will provide updates, with comments from pertinent Public Officials as we continue presenting further details.

Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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