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February 3, 1988
The misdemeanor conflict-of-interest trial of Downey Councilman James S. Santangelo ended in a mistrial Tuesday after the jury deadlocked 11-1 in favor of conviction. Downey Municipal Judge Robert G. Drees declared a mistrial after foreman William Melvin of Long Beach said the jury was deadlocked after deliberating for 1 1/2 days. Santangelo, 53, was charged with having a conflict of interest when he voted in July, 1984, to expand the city's redevelopment district.
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November 5, 2009 | Patrick J. McDonnell
A top West Coast Teamsters official who headed a chapter representing almost 130,000 members has resigned his post amid allegations that he sexually harassed a former union secretary and offered to be her "sugar daddy." James A. Santangelo, a 50-year Teamster veteran who also served as an international vice president, resigned Friday from his membership in Local 848 in Covina and was automatically removed from three elected positions, said Bret Caldwell, a spokesman in Washington, D.C., for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1988 | RICHARD HOLGUIN, Times Staff Writer
After hearing more than a week of testimony, a Norwalk jury began deliberations Friday in the misdemeanor conflict-of-interest trial of Downey City Councilman James S. Santangelo. In his closing statement Friday afternoon, Deputy Dist. Atty. Herbert Lapin argued that Santangelo knew that he stood to gain financially when he cast the deciding vote to expand the city's redevelopment district in 1984.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1988
The misdemeanor conflict-of-interest trial of Downey Councilman James S. Santangelo ended in a mistrial Tuesday after the jury deadlocked 11-1 in favor of conviction. Downey Municipal Judge Robert G. Drees declared a mistrial after foreman William Melvin of Long Beach said the jury was deadlocked after deliberating for 1 1/2 days. Santangelo, 53, was charged with having a conflict of interest when he voted in July, 1984, to expand the city's redevelopment district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2009 | Patrick J. McDonnell
A top West Coast Teamsters official who headed a chapter representing almost 130,000 members has resigned his post amid allegations that he sexually harassed a former union secretary and offered to be her "sugar daddy." James A. Santangelo, a 50-year Teamster veteran who also served as an international vice president, resigned Friday from his membership in Local 848 in Covina and was automatically removed from three elected positions, said Bret Caldwell, a spokesman in Washington, D.C., for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
NEWS
August 14, 1986
Councilwoman Diane Boggs read a statement Tuesday night supporting the council's decision to pay for Mayor James Santangelo's legal fees while he battles a misdemeanor conflict-of-interest charge filed against him last month. In a show of support, about six Downey residents spoke in favor of the decision, which was made in a closed session at a previous council meeting. Boggs presided over that portion of Tuesday's meeting while Santangelo left the room.
NEWS
July 18, 1986
Downey Mayor James Santangelo was charged with a misdemeanor conflict-of-interest violation for a July, 1984, vote in favor of a redevelopment project that would have benefitted an area in which he owned several parcels of land, including a real estate office. If convicted, Santangelo, who will be arraigned Aug. 20 in Los Angeles Municipal Court, faces a maximum of six months in jail and a $10,000 fine, and could be barred from holding public office for four years, Deputy Dist. Atty.
NEWS
February 3, 1988
Downey Municipal Judge Robert G. Drees declared a mistrial Tuesday in the misdemeanor conflict-of-interest trial of Downey Councilman James S. Santangelo after the jury deadlocked 11-1 in favor of conviction. Santangelo, 53, was charged with having a conflict of interest when he voted in July, 1984, to expand the city's redevelopment district. Santangelo owned land in the original district and in the expansion area. Deputy Dist. Atty.
NEWS
January 14, 1988
The Downey City Council on Tuesday appointed Peter M. Thorson to replace former City Atty. Carl K. Newton, who resigned Jan. 1. The council approved the appointment on a 4-1 vote. Councilman James S. Santangelo said he opposed the appointment because Thorson had not kept him fully informed of recent legal questions pending before the council. Thorson was acting city attorney before his appointment.
NEWS
January 23, 1986
City officials have decided to appeal two court decisions last year that invalidated a redevelopment district along Firestone Boulevard and required the city to pay $218,000 in lawyers' fees. The decisions by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Norman R. Dowds benefitted Downey CARES, a residents' group that filed suit against the city's redevelopment plans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1988 | RICHARD HOLGUIN, Times Staff Writer
After hearing more than a week of testimony, a Norwalk jury began deliberations Friday in the misdemeanor conflict-of-interest trial of Downey City Councilman James S. Santangelo. In his closing statement Friday afternoon, Deputy Dist. Atty. Herbert Lapin argued that Santangelo knew that he stood to gain financially when he cast the deciding vote to expand the city's redevelopment district in 1984.
NEWS
July 24, 1986
Still shaken by a 1983 lawsuit claiming that the makeup of a citizens advisory group was unfair, the Council is proceeding cautiously with formation of another citizen group that will review an amendment to the city's redevelopment plan. In 4-0 vote, with Mayor James Santangelo abstaining, the council adopted a resolution Tuesday calling for the formation of a Project Area Committee.
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