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Maywood Corruption Investigation Includes 4 Current and Former Council Members

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A Los Angeles County investigation into possible corruption in Maywood has set its sights on a broad swath that includes four current and former council members, 13 companies, five current and former city administrators and one activist who dresses up as a clown.

City of Maywood Mayor Ramon Medina walks with investigators from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office as they remove computers and boxes with files from his mechanic shop, R&M Auto Service Inc. on Feb. 8., 2018. (Credit: Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

City of Maywood Mayor Ramon Medina walks with investigators from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office as they remove computers and boxes with files from his mechanic shop, R&M Auto Service Inc. on Feb. 8., 2018. (Credit: Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Investigators were authorized to search nearly two dozen vehicles, according to a search warrant obtained by the Los Angeles Times. Investigators also descended on City Hall, the homes of council members and a city contractor’s office, seizing computers, videos and boxes containing documents ranging from personal bank statements to City Council agendas, a spokesperson with the district attorney’s office confirmed.

The warrant suggests the wide-ranging investigation dovetails with the suspicion many Maywood residents have had about politics in the city for years.

It shows that prosecutors are looking at political recall efforts from 2015 through 2017, a city maintenance contractor and a deal involving city properties and plans for a 24-hour charitable bingo.

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