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Here's What All 3 LA DA Candidates Said About Our Landlord Investigation

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The candidates for L.A. County District Attorney: Former San Francisco DA George Gascon (L), incumbent DA Jackie Lacey (C) and former federal public defender Rachel Rossi. (Photo credits, L-R: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; Damian Dovarganes/AP; Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Patrisse Cullors)
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I wanted to know what the three candidates vying to be Los Angeles District Attorney thought about the findings in our investigation of a massive rental empire that owns property in L.A. County. So I asked them.

Here's what they said:

George Gascón, former district attorney of San Francisco:

"We're talking basically about a slumlord."

Gascón
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called the details of the reporting “extremely concerning” and promised to open an investigation into PAMA Management and its corporate cousins, if elected.

Rachel Rossi, a former public defender issued a statement:

"Large corporations, like PAMA Management and their affiliated entities, are consistently sued through the civil court process. Yet they still treat lawsuits as a routine business cost, disregarding the safety and welfare of their tenants. When corporate greed rises to illegality and fraud, the District Attorney must step in."

District Attorney Jackie Lacey:
"The District Attorney's does handle cases in which building and safety codes are violated by landlords. Our jurisdiction is limited to the unincorporated areas."

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