Former Anaheim mayor pleads guilty to federal corruption …
After pleading guilty to multiple federal felony charges, former Anaheim mayor Harry Sidhu may face decades in jail for crimes related to the $150 million sale of Angel Stadium.
On Aug. 16, Sidhu, 66, pleaded guilty to charges involving corruption and leaking confidential city information during the stadium’s sale to the Los Angeles Angels Major League Baseball club in 2018, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. In return for the information leak, he was recorded saying he expected a $1 million campaign contribution following the sale.
After a Santa Ana courthouse hearing on Friday, Sidhu had reached a plea deal on the case. “Former Mayor Sidhu appreciates the thorough investigation by the United States Attorney's Office leading to this fair settlement,” said Paul Meyer, Sidhu’s attorney. “He deeply regrets the violations in this matter.”
KTLA's Chip Yost reports on September 15, 2023.