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October 12, 1995 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Rep. Mervyn M. Dymally and two former members of the Compton City Council were accused Wednesday of soliciting bribes from a businessman-turned-FBI informant who tried to build a $250-million waste-to-energy conversion plant in Compton. The accusations came during defense cross-examination of businessman John Macardican, the government's chief witness in the federal extortion trial of Dymally's successor, Walter R. Tucker III.
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March 6, 2003 | Daniel Hernandez, Times Staff Writer
A day after a Compton City Council meeting dissolved into a shoving match between supporters of two feuding political factions, city officials and activists on Wednesday called on residents to come together as the community deals with allegations of political corruption.
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December 20, 2000 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a ghost of scandal past, former Compton City Councilwoman Patricia Moore appeared before the Compton City Council on Tuesday for the first time since completing a 28-month federal prison sentence and criticized a controversial no-bid trash contract as corrupt. During a public hearing that lasted more than three hours, Moore blasted the proposed awarding of the contract to a man who admitted to bribing her eight years ago. The object of her scorn, Michael V.
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June 17, 2010 | By Robert Faturechi and Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
The city of Compton owes the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department $5.7 million for law enforcement services and an additional $100,000 in late fees for failing to pay its bill, authorities said. Compton's financial problems come as the city plans to eliminate its contract with the Sheriff's Department and reorganize its own police force. The city already has put away almost $20 million for startup costs. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Compton has ignored verbal and written requests from the department for payment.
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December 19, 2000 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five years ago, Michael V. Aloyan caused the Compton City Council no small amount of embarrassment. In federal court, the businessman admitted passing bribes to two council members on behalf of the trash and casino corporations for which he worked. Now the City Council--minus the two bribe-taking members, who went to prison--is on the verge of awarding Aloyan a no-bid contract to collect Compton's trash, worth about $25,000 a month. Four of five council members have said they support Aloyan.
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May 26, 2011 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
An independent auditing firm has concluded that Compton's budget crisis is so dire that it's an open question whether the city can remain solvent. The auditor's report was made public as the Compton City Council struggles to deal with a fiscal crisis, voting this week to lay off employees. Though city officials did not say how many layoffs would occur, union representatives said they had heard estimates of between 97 and 120. The city budgeted for 575 employees in the current year.
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March 4, 2003 | Ted Rohrlich and Daniel Hernandez, Times Staff Writers
Former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley, current City Manager John D. Johnson II and a majority of the City Council were arrested Monday on charges of misusing public funds. Sources familiar with the investigation said investigators found evidence that the five misused city credit cards by charging a variety of personal expenses, including food, limousines, travel and an emergency trip to the dentist.
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September 14, 1996 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The extortion trial of former Compton Councilwoman Patricia Moore is getting lots of scrutiny these days at the corporate law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton. A paralegal from the firm has been assigned to monitor the proceedings for any mention of a very important client--Western Waste Industries, the largest garbage hauler in Southern California. At stake for the company are millions of dollars in revenue, as well as its continued dominance in the region.
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September 22, 1994 | EMILY ADAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After nearly two months of simmering racial tension between blacks and Latinos, the Compton City Council has agreed to create an Office of Human Relations. Latino activists had requested a human relations office that would deal exclusively with Latino concerns. City Council members, however, decided that the office should be concerned with all ethnic groups after Samoan residents complained about possibly being excluded, council members said.
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November 6, 1990
City councils in Compton and West Hollywood approved new taxes at meetings Monday, but councils in Pomona and San Fernando rejected revenue-producing measures proposed to beat the possible passage of Proposition 136 on today's ballot. If Proposition 136 passes, it will take effect at midnight tonight and prohibit local communities from imposing new taxes without first getting voter approval. At a special meeting Monday, the Compton City Council agreed to double its utility tax from 5% to 10%.
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