Former LAUSD Board Member Accused of Money Laundering Will Take Plea Deal, City Filing Suggests
The stage appears to be set for a Monday plea deal in the criminal case against Los Angeles school board member Ref Rodriguez, based on a filing posted Friday afternoon by the city’s Ethics Commission.
In the filing, Rodriguez admits that he “engaged in money laundering to further his 2015 campaign for a seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education.”
The commission staff is recommending a $100,000 penalty.
The matter before the Ethics Commission is just one half of Rodriguez’s troubles related to political money laundering. The other — and the more serious — is a criminal case based on the same actions.
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