The U.S. attorney's office has issued subpoenas to one of Mayor James K. Hahn's policy analysts and to a member of the Harbor Commission as part of the ongoing investigations into contracting at Los Angeles' airport, port and water and power departments.
Wendy Wang, who works on port policy for the mayor, Wednesday became the second member of his staff to receive a subpoena in those investigations. The other was Deputy Mayor Troy Edwards, who oversaw the port before he announced his resignation. He was called to testify earlier this year before a county grand jury.
Also subpoenaed this week was James Acevedo, a developer and fundraiser whom Hahn appointed to the Harbor Commission last year. Acevedo also has helped elect several local politicians, including City Council President Alex Padilla and Councilman Tony Cardenas.
Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley and U.S. Atty. Debra Yang have been gathering contracting documents and calling witnesses before grand juries for months amid accusations that contracts have been issued in exchange for campaign contributions.