Retaliation

Jesse Leon sued Los Angeles and City Councilman José Huizar in superior court, claiming Huizar fired him to retaliate for reporting his concerns that Huizar “intended to extort commercial cannabis operators seeking to do business within his council district” by demanding “political donations, ‘consulting fees’ funneled to the councilmember’s friends, and cash payments made directly to Huizar.”

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Ex-Peru President to Remain Jailed Pending Extradition in Bribery Case

Despite testimony that he is at “grave risk” of mental and physical decline in a semi-isolated jail unit, a federal judge on Wednesday refused to release a former Peruvian president on house arrest pending his potential extradition on corruption charges.

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