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Posted on 04/01/2011 8:14:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has agreed to pay nearly $42,000 in fines to resolve state and city investigations into his practice of accepting tickets to sports events, concerts and pricey entertainment activities without reporting them as gifts, officials said Friday.
In a pact drafted by officials with the state Fair Political Practices Commission and the city Ethics Commission, Villaraigosa admitted that he failed to report free tickets to 34 events during his first five years in office, including Los Angeles Lakers games and concerts at such venues as Gibson Amphitheater.
Villaraigosa faced a maximum fine of more than $167,000 but was offered a smaller amount because investigators concluded that his violations were unintentional and that he made a good faith attempt to comply with the law, according to the agreement.
Villaraigosa highlighted those comments but insisted that he was fully accountable for his actions. It is my responsibility to make sure I act in strict compliance with the applicable rules, he said in a one-page statement. Last year, Villaraigosa estimated that he went to at least 85 events at such venues as Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, L.A. Live and elsewhere during his first five years in office without paying for a ticket. He repeatedly asserted that his acceptance of those tickets did not violate state law because he was performing official or ceremonial city duties at the time.
The agreement with the mayor still must be approved by the FPPC and the Ethics Commission. Robert Stern, president of the Los Angeles-based Center for Governmental Studies, described the fine as a significant amount of money and predicted that it would serve as a warning to other politicians.
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agrees... agrees to pay 1/4th the value of said services received gratis..
That’s our V!
Ha Ha Ha Mr. POS Mayor with an ugly girlfriend and stoopid looking hair who cant ride a bicycle
I think he should be hit by the IRS too
Hey! We all mess up, right?
Today we say to America: Weve come here to work: We clean your toilets. We clean your hotels. We build your houses. We take care of your children. We want you to help us take care of our children as well.
He is like a a mexican Bill Clinton wanna be
Pothole milestone: Mayor repairs 800,000
Monday, March 17, 2008
The IRS might not be quite as forgiving.
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (who abandoned his wife and family to blank
Telemundo chick, Mirthala) is Hillary's campaign co-chair.
LA Mayor Villaraigosa, Bill Clinton.
"Psst! Antonio. Could you give me the number of that Telemundo chick you been blanking?"
"Her cha chas belongs to me Beeley. Tell you what, you tell 'illary to
put me on da ticket, 'n I supply you wit hot latina babes up the kazoo."
"Psst! Antonio. Man, I'm desperate. Got any latino babes I can blank?"
"Tells you wat, Beeley, if'n 'illary poots me on dee teecket, I feex you up wit
my seester. Shee one hot latina babe, Beeley. Ai likes to blank her myself."
>> without reporting them as gifts, officials said Friday.
Jackwagon. I have no problem with trivial gifts, but it must be above the table when it affects the taxpayer.
I have the solution for scumbag politicians and public servants who receive nothing more than a monetary slap on the wrist for their blatant CRIMINAL ACTIONS. :
All Persons who can be classified as a Public Servant or a Public Employee, Shall be Required to spend 30 days Jail for each $100 in fines or penalties, or fraction thereof, for violating any Law, Statute, or Regulation. Including but not limited to Civil Infractions, Civil Laws, and or Criminal Violations. All persons covered under this Law, shall be remanded into custody immediately upon receiving their Penalty. There shall be No Exceptions, Exclusions, Immunities for Any Person, for Any Reason, under any Circumstances, EVER..
L.A. has a mayor's mansion, Getty House.
He's not going to miss even $40,000.
There wasn't even a run-off for his 2009 reelection.