California Attorney General Takes Over LA Sheriff’s Probe of County Supervisor Kuehl, Metro
California Attorney General’s Office has taken over a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigation into allegations of political corruption against the L.A. Metropolitan Transportation Authority and county Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
The move by Attorney General Rob Bonta was confirmed in a letter (pdf) sent to the sheriff’s department Sept. 20.
The investigation was launched after a Metro whistleblower alleged that Kuehl contributed to awarding lucrative contracts to Peace Over Violence, a nonprofit organization run by her close friend Patricia Giggans. The series of no-bid contracts worth more than $800,000 was for the nonprofit to operate a sex-harassment hotline for Metro riders and employees between 2014 and 2020….
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