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Dumpling-throwing, Purse-snatching San Gabriel Ex-Mayor Won't Face Charges Since Victim Fled the Country

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It was a bizarre incident involving an alleged argument, food fight, purse-snatch and car chase in the streets of the San Gabriel Valley involving a political leader and a female friend. Now, however, former San Gabriel mayor Albert Y.M. Huang will not be facing domestic violence and robbery charges, according to the Pasadena Star-News, primarily because the victim has disappeared.Lu Chen, the woman with whom Huang dined and squabbled, has left the country, although the Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney's office would not reveal where Chen is, or when she may return, because of concerns for her privacy. Chen is the owner of a massage parlor located on San Gabriel Boulevard; the Deputy DA would not reveal if they believe she is in any danger.

Huang has continued to claim innocence in the case, and has not made public comment about the case or Chen's disappearance. Following his October 15th arrest during the public argument Huang resigned as mayor. Without Chen, or other witnesses, the DA cannot--and will not--pursue charges against Huang.

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