A Bel Air developer was sentenced to six years in prison for bribing a Los Angeles City councilman to get approval for a condominium project.
Bel Air Developer Convicted of Bribing LA Councilman to Get Approval for Condominium Project
A 58-year-old Bel Air developer identified as Dae Yong Lee was convicted after bribing Councilman José Huizar $500,000 to get approval for a condominium project in the area, wherein the Bel Air developer had received a notice of halting the project.
According to a report published in Patch, the Bel Air developer pushed a condominium project in the city, but when the project was halted, the Bel Air developer decided to transfer cash to the councilman as his illegal way to appeal the project’s continuation.
During the investigation, the councilman confessed to receiving the cash from the Bel Air developer in exchange for his approval of the condominium project; however, the Bel Air developer’s side claimed that he sent the cash, thinking that it was a consulting fee and not a bribe.
Bel Air Developer Sentenced to Six Years in Prison After Bribing Councilman to Push Condominium Project
Aside from the Bel Air developer, the councilman and others involved in the bribing incident also faced multiple charges.