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Resource ID: #21570
Subject: City Government
Source: Los Angeles Times
Date: 4/2, 5.30, 6/14, 7/15, 10/31, 11/19



"These articles delved the influence of money and politics in Los Angeles city government and revealed a system in which government officials pressure private firms to make sizable political donations in return for contracts, a contractor made large sums of money padding the bills it submitted to city government, and the city's mayor used a public relations firm under contract with the water department to advance his own agenda, and a favored mayoral fund-raiser bounced checks to business associates and political candidates, including the mayor, with impunity.

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