Another City Hall Lobbyist Pleads Guilty in LA Corruption Case

A fifth person has been convicted as part of a wide-ranging corruption scandal at Los Angeles City Hall.

Morrie Goldman, a longtime lobbyist and chief of staff to two former city council members, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one felony count of conspiring to commit bribery and honest services mail fraud. He has admitted to aiding Councilman Jose Huizar in a bribery scheme that has already led to a 34-count racketeering indictment against the councilman.

“By cooperating with the government's investigation, Morrie is reclaiming the moral ground he ceded to Jose Huizar, and my client will do everything he lawfully can, for as long as it takes, to make things right," Goldman’s attorney Steve Meister said. "It's a cautionary tale of how even for a person of integrity and a previously unblemished record, like Morrie Goldman, all of this can happen."

Goldman now faces up to five years in prison.

Read details about his involvement here.


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