On Saturday, the La Puente City Council held a special meeting to discuss the future of the city and to set some goals. Nothing gripping.
Four of the five council members showed up, but freshly-indicted Mayor Louie Lujan didn’t.
Lujan pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of perjury for filing an allegedly false campaign finance report, officials with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.
Lujan, 33, is accused of failing to report money from a December 2008 fundraiser. He also failed to report how his campaign account spent the money, according to the criminal complaint.
If convicted, Lujan would be removed from office and barred from ever holding elected office again, prosecutors said.
There is a council meeting scheduled for Tuesday night, so residents may have a chance to see their mayor again. Or not.