Suspended Los Angeles Councilman Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Charges

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Plea entered by suspended L. A City Councilman Jose We SAR. The multiple charges related to a pay for play corruption scandal at City Hall next 10 seventies Pete Demetriou working this story, he's life Force of the Roybal Federal Courthouse in a hearing that took a little over three minutes was our agreed to the withdrawal of his private attorney. He'll not be represented by federal public defenders when asked what the magistrate how he would plead to the charges against him. These are speaking to resume conference Window said Not guilty. Matter will now be sent to a federal judge John Walters, Quarterman Wednesday morning for a trial setting conference. Given the fact he's ours just changed counsel. It's more than likely his defense will ask for a delay and setting a trial date. On the grounds they haven't had a chance to go through all of the evidence, and the exhibits listed in the 113 page indictment specifies 30 for criminal counts against the councilman, ranging from bribery on the services, fraud and money laundering. Four other defendants in the corruption scandal, including former city Councilman Mitch Englander, have already pled guilty to charges of, or Judge Walter and are awaiting sentencing between December and February of next year. At the

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