Former LA City Councilman Mitch Englander Agrees To Plead Guilty To One Count In Corruption Scandal
Federal prosecutors said today that former L.A. City Councilman Mitch Englander has:
"Agreed to plead guilty to a federal criminal charge stemming from his obstruction of a public corruption investigation related to his acceptance of gifts – including cash, hotel rooms and expensive meals – from a businessman during trips to Las Vegas and Palm Springs in 2017."
He had previously pleaded not guilty to seven counts of violating federal anti-corruption law.
The other counts will be dropped.
The indictment says the gifts were from an as-yet unnamed business person to get approvals for a real estate development.
Englander faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
READ THE PLEA AGREEMENT