Warrants served on Temple City Council members *

DA’s officials say search warrants were served at City Hall this morning and at 2 other locations. Three council members are under investigation for allegedly taking bribes from developer Randy Wang in exchange for providing smooth sailing to Wang’s proposed mixed-use development on Las Tunas.

*UPDATE 1:42 p.m. from reporter Alfred Lee:

Investigators searched City Hall and five (not two) residences: Mayor Cathe Wilson, council members Judy Wong and David Capra, former City Council candidate Scott Carwile (whom Randy Wang has accused of taking cash bribes for his campaign) and Jay Liyanage, the former project manager of Wang’s Piazza mall project.

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  • TC Resident

    One of those warrants was served on Mayor Cathe Wilson who is running for reelection. Vote Chuck Souder and Vincent Yu and clean up City Hall!

  • http://www.newsconnect.net/california.htm James Hall

    It would be enlightened justice if a judge fined Wang and everybody involved enough money to build and maintain a beautiful lush green park with lots of camellias on the property in question (Las Tunas Blvd. at Rosemead Blvd.). The entrance to Temple City could look better than Beverly Hills and would look mighty good on a web site photo from Asia too. Also the assumed large number of brides from the 29 Las Tunas bridal shops would have a neighborhood place to pose for beautiful outdoor photos within walking distance. If asked, many local green thumb volunteers would be willing to help with maintenance and contribute to civic pride. I apologize for making so much sense. After all everybody knows we really need another eyesore stripmall full of failing businesses that don’t produce a dime of sales tax revenue.

  • Jerry Huhuges

    I been to City Hall many times and spoke on this matter. The community don’t care or don’t want to listen or just don’t believe whats going on with the community. I stop going to City Hall meets. For the simple fact, that no one doesnt care”. I hope now, the community gets active and take a good look at City Hall. I state in the pass and I will state it now: Cathe Wilson, David Capra, and Gilanders it will be a damn shame if any these City Counsel Member reelective. I myself plan to take the time once again to go vote and I can only hope and pray that the community will take the time to vote and I hope these Counsel Member don’t get elective. If anybody doesnt take the time to vote, then don’t cry about it.

  • Jerry Huhuges

    I been to City Hall many times and spoke on this matter. The community don’t care or don’t want to listen or just don’t believe whats going on with the community. I stop going to City Hall meets. For the simple fact, that no one doesnt care”. I hope now, the community gets active and take a good look at City Hall. I state in the pass and I will state it now: Cathe Wilson, David Capra, and Gilanders it will be a damn shame if any these City Counsel Member reelective. I myself plan to take the time once again to go vote and I can only hope and pray that the community will take the time to vote and I hope these Counsel Member don’t get elective. If anybody doesnt take the time to vote, then don’t cry about it.

  • Jason S.

    I know Cathe personally, and she is like family to me. The guy accusing these people of taking bribes is obviously lying, probably to fix the upcoming election, which Cathe did not win unfortunately. Amazing what a little false accusation can do, eh?
    And Mr. Hall: Thank you for making so much sense! :)
    TC has more bridal shops than Los Angeles has Starbucks!

  • ROBERT DAVID

    temple city hall calif . if these charges of extorsion ‘ bribery . against then present mayor and past present mayor ‘ along with several council members ‘ are in fact to be found to be factual and true . them i am Sincere’ when i say ‘ the ‘ LETTER OF THE LAW’ SHOULD BE DELIVERED WITH’ EXTREME ! PEGUDICY ‘. IT WOULD BE A GREAT INJUSTICE AGAINST ALL CITIZENS THAT STILL BELEIVE IN JUSTICE AND TRUE COMMITMENT TO HONOR . IF ANY ATTEMPTS TO CONCEAL ‘ SMOKE SCREEN . COVER UP. THE FACTS ON THIS CASE . . AND TO THE MISFORTUNATE COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT WERE SO UPSET ABOUT THE SHERRIFF RAIDS UPON THERE RESIDENTS ‘ THAT WERE CARRIED OUT’ DUE TO THESE CHARGES OF EXTORSION . BRIBERY .. ECT ECT.. WELL WELL ‘ITS TIME TO GIVE THE BOYS THE CREDIT AND RESPECT’ GOOD JOB SHERRIFFS . TAKE THEM DOWN HARD PUT THE FOOLS ON THE WALL . GOOD WORK !

  • robert warkentine

    Are you sure you want to stand by these statements jason s. Jason S. said:

    I know Cathe personally, and she is like family to me. The guy accusing these people of taking bribes is obviously lying, probably to fix the upcoming election, which Cathe did not win unfortunately. Amazing what a little false accusation can do, eh?
    And Mr. Hall: Thank you for making so much sense! :)
    TC has more bridal shops than Los Angeles has Starbucks!..
    (LOS ANGELES star news – Former Temple City Mayor Judy Wong pleaded no contest on Wednesday to felony charges of bribery and perjury involving a developer. Meanwhile, the case of former Temple City Mayor.. Cathe Wilson, who is also accused of accepting bribes from developer Wang and lying about it, will proceed. On Wednesday, her pre-trial hearing was continued until July 23.

    Wilson’s $150,000 bond was exonerated by Schnegg, but she was asked to surrender her passport Posted: 05/26/2010 05:58:09 PM PDT