A top Los Angeles official resigned Friday, one day after it was revealed that her husband owes tens of thousands of dollars in back rent to the Department of Water and Power.
Randi Levin, general manager of the city's Information Technology Agency, announced her resignation after the utility disclosed to KCBS-TV Channel 2 that her husband, Maurice, has failed to pay $56,000 for a plot of city-owned property he rents in North Hollywood.
According to a DWP statement, Levin stopped paying his bills in 2010 because he thought the rent was too high. Last month, the utility issued him an eviction notice, and the city has filed a lawsuit against him seeking full payment for the back rent.
Earlier this year, the Levins were the subject of another KCBS-TV investigation that accused Randi Levin of pulling strings to help her husband get his car back after it was impounded. The investigation alleged that Randi Levin phoned in the favor to Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck.