Bribery. Prostitution. Betrayal. Courtroom drama. The FBI investigation into LA City Hall has it all. It had led to a series of guilty pleas and guilty verdicts, for elected officials, staffers, developers, and lobbyists. The investigation's biggest trial -- against former Deputy Mayor Raymond Chan -- is underway now, and it is has continued to generate revelations about former City Councilmember Jose Huizar and City Hall.
Most LA media outlets are not covering the trial -- but legal reporter Meghann Cuniff is, and Mike talks with her in depth on this week's What's Next, Los Angeles.
Meghann's recent Substack coverage:
March 3: Former L.A. Planning Commission president testifies about strange meeting with Ray Chan
March 2: Testimony implicates ex-L.A. Deputy Mayor Raymond Chan in developer's $600K sex harassment settlement bribe to Jose Huizar
Feb. 25: 'This is scary, boss': Jurors hear ex-Los Angeles Councilman Huizar's covert bathroom meeting
Feb. 22: 'Your Honor! This is proper!' Harland Braun gives his opening statement in ex-L.A. deputy mayor Raymond Chan's federal corruption trial
Feb. 21: Trial begins today in ex-L.A. deputy mayor Raymond Chan's federal corruption case. His attorney has already angered the judge.
Meghann's LA Magazine coverage:
Ex-Los Angeles Councilman's Covert Bathroom Meeting Heard at Trial