Posted by on October 15, 2021 1:01 am
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L.A. Councilmember Indicted on Federal Bribery and Fraud Charges

Los Angeles City Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas, along with a former University of Southern California (USC) dean, were indicted on 20 counts of bribery and fraud Oct. 13. In 2018, Ridley-Thomas, 66, who then served on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, allegedly conspired with Marilyn Flynn, 83, the former dean of the USC School of Social Work, to provide Ridley-Thomas’ son, Sebastian, 34, with “graduate school admission, a full-tuition scholarship, a paid professorship, and a mechanism to funnel Ridley-Thomas campaign funds through the university to a non-profit to be operated by the relative,” according to a statement by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. In exchange for his son’s admission, Ridley-Thomas, in his role as a county supervisor, allegedly “steered new contracts” that would generate millions in new revenue for the school, according to the U.S. Attorney statement. Ridley-Thomas joined the City Council for the second …

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