A scandal is rocking the Los Angeles City Hall, allegedly involving a Filipino-American leader appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti.
The center of the FBI investigation are construction projects intended for downtown Los Angeles — and the people supposed to oversee them, Los Angeles City Council members Jose Huizar and Curren Price — as well as other city officials.
Garcetti appointee Joel Jacinto, who serves on the city’s board of public works, is among those named.
Jacinto is a former aide of Huizar.
The corruption probe on bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering allegedly involves 13 people.
BA has been trying to reach Jacinto, who also served as executive director of the group Search to Involve Pilipino Americans, or SIPA. Jacinto has yet to respond.
But Jacinto told the LA Times that he was unaware he had been mentioned in a federal search warrant.
He said neither he nor his wife, who was also named in the warrant, had been contacted by investigators. He added that they have not received subpoenas seeking records or testimony.