Three Cudahy city officials accused of accepting bribes from a confidential FBI informant who posed as a medical marijuana dispensary owner were indicted Friday on charges stemming from the undercover investigation.
The officials are identified in arrest warrants as Councilmember Osvaldo Conde, Mayor David Silva and Angel Perales, head of code enforcement for Cudahy, a small community just south of downtown Los Angeles. The city officials allegedly demanded and accepted bribes to approve the opening of a marijuana dispensary.
Federal agents were at locations in Cudahy Friday to serve the warrants.
Aerial video showed police activity at a business at 4949 Clara Street. One person was taken into custody at about 11:30 a.m. in connection with the investigation.
The complaint filed Thursday alleges that Conde, Silva and Perales accepted bribes from a confidential informant who posed as someone interested in opening a marijuana dispensary. Court documents detail several meetings with the informant -- including one at a nightclub during which two of Conde's bodyguards, identified as city employees, displayed firearms.
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