Home of La Puente Councilman searchd by D.A.’s office this morning

From Reporter Tania Chatila…

LA PUENTE – Investigators from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office served search warrants today at the home of La Puente City Councilman Louie A. Lujan and his campaign treasurer.

Spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said the warrants were executed at the homes of Lujan and Carmen Torres as part of a criminal investigation. Specifics of the investigation were not immediately available.

Various campaign records were seized, including checks, Gibbons said.

The District Attorney’s Public Integrity Division is leading the probe.

Lujan did not immediately respond to a message left for him early this afternoon.

Lujan was first elected to the City Council in March 2001.

La Puente Councilman

http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_12570505

  • LP RESIDENT

    I told you guys the our city leaders were not looking out for our best interests.

    Time for a Lujan Recall!! Get him outta there!

  • Anonymous

    What are they searching for? Isn’t he running for the assembly? Who filed the complaint against him? Is it as bad as Temple City?

  • Anon

    What is the criminal investigation about? Does of have to do with his campaign as a councilmenber or assemblymenbet?

  • questions

    Is the DA going through all the cities in the Valley? If these elected officials are brought up on charges, who pays the bill?

  • Jose Mejia

    People need to hold off on this because I see nothing wrong. Yet. What I don’t get is that it’s criminal investigation. If this turns out to be a missing check that was not reported for $500 or something I’m going to be laughing my ass off. I’m going to assume there is no story here.

  • What?

    Why would the DA spend time and money to do what they did? They must of had some proof. They just don’t go busting down doors if therevis no proof. Where there is smoke, there is fire!

  • La Puente

    Innocent until proven guilty. What are the facts on this case. I hope to read more on this crisis. Keep us informed.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe what I am reading. Not Lujan. It was bad enough reading the bad news about Temple City. Three in one blow. Now La Puente. What is happening. Why?

  • LP Resident

    Believe what you are reading Lujan is a dishonest person. His family voted twice for him and got caught.

    Liars Liars Liars!!

  • La Puente Lookout

    I have to agree with Jose Mejia here. If this ends up being a case of a few checks that mistakenly went unreported, then there really is no story here.

    I think the Tribune (and the DA’s office) need to question more the tips they get from biased sources like John Solis and friends…

  • a few unreported checks

    Actually a few unreported checks is a crime….in some instances it is a felony! I think that is a pretty big deal.

  • Robert

    No doubt if there are unreported checks this is an issue. However, my question is where did the money from the checks go? If into Lujan’s pocket, that’s a crime. If into his campaign account but not reported on his finance form, that’s bad bookkeeping. Quite a difference. I’m willing to see what the investigation turns up before making a judgment.

  • Yolanda Marie

    Why do you disrespect Mayor Lujan by not using his official title: Mayor? In an early post the same day you identify South El Monte’s Mayor Blanca Figueroa by writing: “In South El Monte, Mayor Blanca Figueroa ….” Kind of a double standard don’t ya think?????????????

  • anonymous

    Mayor Louie Lujan will be alright. He has done wonderful by the people of La Puente. Don’t worry about a title. His seat is safe.

  • anonymous

    I stand behind Mayor Lujan. This will soon be cleared up. There is hope in La Puente. We as residents have to believe and trust those that represent us.

  • Rudy

    DA please investigate West Covina gang of 4.

    What are you waiting for??

  • Rudy

    DA please investigate West Covina Mayor.

    What are you waiting for??

  • anonymous

    Hey Jennifer,
    How about looking into the salary cuts the City wants its hard working employees to take??? (15% cut)…….So if employees are taking a cut what is Council going to cut??? Just read it in the City Agenda for this coming council meeting.

  • Anonymous

    I know how about the creepy west covina mayor RH pays for the lawsuits he’s caused, so us residents don’t have to foot the bill for his nasty behavior towards others.

  • Rudy

    DA investigate West Covina Gang of Four.
    What are you waiting for..??

    This is the Real Rudy////////

    Remember the problem in West Covina is the Gang of Four…..Specially Steve and Mike….The other two….
    ?????

  • anonymous

    I know how about the creepy West Covina gang of four pays for the lawsuits they caused, so us residents don’t have to foot the bill for their nasty behavior towards others.

  • Rudy

    DA investigate West Covina Mayor.
    What are you waiting for..??

    This is the Real Rudy////////

    Remember the problem in West Covina is the Mayor…..

  • Anonymous

    I know how about the creepy west covina mayor RH pays for the lawsuits he’s caused, so us residents don’t have to foot the bill for his nasty behavior towards others.

  • Anonymous

    DA..investigate the gang of four…their developer friends and their followers….

  • West Covina Anonymous

    DA Investigate secret meetings…..gang of four.

  • Rudy

    DA investigate West Covina Mayor, his friends and followers….betcha there’s some interesting stuff there….

  • Anonymous

    Investigate them all.

  • Rudy

    DA investigate West Covina Mayor, his friends and followers….betcha there’s some interesting stuff there….

  • Rudy

    D.A. West Covina Gang of Four…..next…

  • Rudy

    DA investigate West Covina Mayor, his friends and followers….betcha there’s some interesting stuff there….

  • Anonymous

    Yes, DA waste public resources by chasing down every gossipy lead I give you no matter how far-fetched or unsubstantiated.

    Because that’s your job DA. Your job is to serve as a smear wing for my political ambitions and objectives….not all that administration of justice crap.

    If I say someone is a crook, that’s should be enough for you to pull subpoenas and file charges.

  • anon

    You people are blind. Just look around your city and see the wonderful job your elected officials are doing. It is no wonder your city is being over run by local street gangs. There have been numerious shootings in broad dayling and not one of your officials has come out to condemn the shootings, or at the very least, attempt to prevent further street gang violence. It is no wonder your city is violent and dangerous, and in no way safe. Instead you are worry about some corrupt official as to whether or not he is guilty or innocent about not reporting money. May the truth come out.

  • Anonymous

    One has to wonder who in the D.A.’s office is investigating this guy, and did he know this was coming like Ron Beilke in Pico Rivera.

    They both have connections with the D.A.’s office, current and former members of congress affiliations.

    Look at who has contributed to their campaigns and who they have held fundraisers for.

  • The Answer

    So Sad, cant you see the evil that is going on here? This kind of thing never happened before many years ago. My question to you is this. Who are the real criminals here? Is it the mayors or is it someone else in authority. Could it be someone with money who is controlling the D.A or someone else? However that would not be the first time in history that dirty cops and other officials have been paid off to do a crime against innocent people to have the control over the people. Land of the Free? Hu-m-m maybe not, really. This is just something to think about. Maybe the prophesys of the Bible are true after all.

  • A.G.C. Member…

    look up zietgiest on youtube….. if u want to know some of the truth of whats reallly happening, you’re gonna also have to do some of your own research…..
    p.s. part one is kind of boring so skip through to parts two and three, especially part three….

  • A.G.C. Member

    you bore me.