What are the odds that another politician has been indicted on corruption charges? Mitch Englander did the noble thing and didn’t fight the obvious, however, Jose Huizar and Mark Ridley-Thomas won’t go down without a fight. An article in CityWatchLA gives us a clue. Huizar’s attorney’s appear to be signaling Huizar wasn’t acting alone.
In what sounds like a threat to the political establishment, Huizar’s attorneys claim that his “ability to raise money from developers helped to fund not only homeless initiatives, but the campaigns of some of the most prominent local, state, and national politicians.”
Ridley-Thomas is no different. He not only raises money for himself, but also ballot measures, and prospective candidates. Let’s not forget that time he voted in favor of expansion of LACMA in exchange for a campaign donation to a PAC supporting a candidate for a seat on the Los Angeles Unified school board.
How many other agendas are these politicians pushing in exchange for money?