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August 7, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Before his recent removal as president of the Los Angeles Board of Building and Safety Commissioners, Efren Abratique voted three times to approve permits for an engineering firm that was paying at least $10,000 annually to a company he headed, according to city records. Neighborhood activists who attended the votes involving Psomas Inc. said last week that Abratique should have recused himself because he faced an apparent conflict of interest.
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August 7, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Before his recent removal as president of the Los Angeles Board of Building and Safety Commissioners, Efren Abratique voted three times to approve permits for an engineering firm that was paying at least $10,000 annually to a company he headed, according to city records. Neighborhood activists who attended the votes involving Psomas Inc. said last week that Abratique should have recused himself because he faced an apparent conflict of interest.
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October 18, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has removed the president of the Los Angeles Building and Safety Commission two months after it was reported that Javier Nunez was one of nine current and former city commissioners who received special treatment from building officials for construction projects. Word of the removal came when Nunez's replacement was disclosed during the commission meeting he presided over Tuesday.
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September 5, 2003 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn has agreed to pay $53,522 in fines for 64 violations of campaign restrictions stemming from his 2001 election, including acceptance of excessive contributions and failing to provide copies of mailers and telephone solicitation transcripts to the city Ethics Commission. The violations are detailed in a written stipulation signed by Hahn and his campaign treasurer and released Thursday by the Ethics Commission.
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February 9, 2008 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
A former president of the Los Angeles Board of Building and Safety Commissioners has been charged with three criminal conflict-of-interest counts for voting to approve permits for an engineering firm that had hired his company, a prosecutor said Friday. The Los Angeles County district attorney filed the misdemeanor charges against Efren R. Abratique, who is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.
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