Washington Post: “If someone wanted to do business in the small Southern California city of Cudahy, federal prosecutors say one-time city manager Angel Perales had some advice. “Money makes the monkey dance,” Perales told an FBI informant, according to court documents. Perales, Mayor David Silva and Councilman Osvaldo Conde were arrested Friday and charged with soliciting and accepting cash bribes totaling $17,000 to support the opening of a medical marijuana dispensary.”
See other stories on these arrests:
- Los Angeles Times: “Three Cudahy city officials face federal bribery charges.”
- KTLA.com: “3 Cudahy Officials Arrested in Federal Bribery Probe.”
Before reading this story, the reader might want to read this one first: http://www.laweekly.com/2007-02-22/news/the-town-the-law-forgot/
Frankly, with all the bad press Cudahy has received over the years, I’m a little surprised the Feds didn’t investigate sooner.