Corruption trial to begin next week

I just got off the phone with Deputy DA Jonlyn Callahan, who told me she will likely be in court for the next week five weeks working on the trial for this guy…..

Ex-LA Commissioner Accused of Corruption

Friday, August 25, 2006

LOS ANGELES — A politically powerful appointee in former Mayor James Hahn’s administration was accused of bribery in the first charges to be filed against a public official in a three-year investigation into City Hall corruption.

The investigation followed allegations that Hahn supporters shook down companies seeking business with the city by trading contracts for political contributions. Hahn, who lost his re-election bid last year, has not been implicated and has denied knowledge of any wrongdoing.

Leland Wong, 49, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Superior Court to charges of taking $100,000 in bribes to help a Taiwanese shipping company get more space at the Port of Los Angeles.

So what’s the local tie? Apparently Wong lives in San Marino.