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LA City Officials And A Bag Full Of Cash — New Corruption Allegations

Los Angeles City Hall is seen in this photo taken Nov. 30, 2011 (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images).
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We just learned that a Mar Vista fundraiser pled guilty on a charge connected to his coordination of a $500,000 bribe to a city councilmember, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.

It’s the latest domino to fall in an FBI investigation into corruption at Los Angeles City Hall.

So who was the bag man?

According to the DOJ, it was real estate appraiser Justin Jangwoo Kim. He pled guilty to one count of federal program bribery and agreed to cooperate with an ongoing investigation.

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The guilty plea, signed by Kim on March 16, comes only 10 days after an indictment against former councilmember Mitch Englander, who surrendered to authorities on charges he "obstructed an investigation.”


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