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LA City Hall Corruption Investigation: A Timeline

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On Monday, former City Councilman Mitch Englander pleaded not guilty to seven counts of obstruction of justice. He faces a maximum of 50 years in federal prison for allegedly trying to cover up an extravagant Las Vegas trip and other gifts from an unnamed businessman.

These Englander charges stem from a larger investigation into corruption and “pay-to-play” schemes at L.A. City Hall. It appears to include the November 2018 FBI raid of Councilman Jose Huizar’s home and office and a federal search warrant unearthed last year focusing on downtown developers and city officials.

The full scope of the FBI investigation into City Hall is still a mystery, and our understanding of it relies on piecemeal documents and the snippets of information investigators have released so far.

To help keep track of what we know, we’ve put together this timeline that combines important dates and milestones.

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