United States: Developer will plead guilty in Los Angeles corruption case

A real estate developer accused of bribing a Los Angeles city council member and other officials has agreed to plead guilty to a federal racketeering conspiracy charge.

The plea agreement by George Chiang, 41, of Los Angeles was filed Wednesday in federal court. He could face up to 20 years in prison.

In the agreement, Chiang acknowleges that while serving as a consultant to a China-based real estate development company, he helped funnel tens of thousands of dollars worth of cash and services to a councilman, a relative and several associates of the member and a city employee who later became a deputy mayor and then Chiang’s business partner.

The full original article can be found at washingtontimes.com

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