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Los Angeles’ top building official said he has been cleared of wrongdoing related to an ethics complaint filed by an opponent of a controversial Hollywood skyscraper project.


Architectural rendering of the 39- and 35-story Millennium Hollywood towers. (Credit: Millennium)

“I just received good news from the Ethics Commission that they have dismissed the false and baseless allegation that was filed against me,” Raymond Chan, the interim general manager of the Department of Building and Safety, said in an email to undisclosed recipients Thursday and reviewed by The Times.

“I am very happy that this dark cloud is removed,” Chan wrote.

The ethics complaint filed in September raised questions about Chan and his son’s employment with the law firm Sheppard Mullin, the lead counsel for the Millennium Hollywood project.

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