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November 12, 2005 | Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writer
Martin Ludlow had been crisscrossing Los Angeles to get voters to the polls since 4:45 a.m. when he took the stage at a downtown ballroom late Tuesday. But the leader of the powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor held nothing back as he whipped up union members celebrating the election-day shellacking of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Elections are won by the people who turn out to vote, and we turned out the people to vote!"
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June 22, 2008 | Kurt Streeter
In the cramped, cobwebbed weight room, filled this early morning with soft-eyed high school football players from this city's hardest parts, Martin Ludlow's past is but a memory. Here, every school day morning starting at 6:30, he pushes. Come on, come on, let's go . . . do not give up! He prods. That's it, good job . . . lift, lift, don't think, just lift! He cajoles. When you leave here this morning, remember that there are people out there who might challenge you. I'm telling you, walk away!
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Capping investigations into two unrelated schemes to illegally influence city elections, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission's director released agreements Tuesday for a combined $252,000 in fines against former City Councilman Martin Ludlow and prominent attorney Pierce O'Donnell. The $147,000 fine against O'Donnell and $105,271 fine against Ludlow represent the second- and fourth-highest penalties levied against individuals in commission history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2006 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
The former president of the union representing Los Angeles school workers was sentenced to six months in jail Thursday for illegally diverting union funds to the 2003 political campaign of disgraced Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow. Lawyers for Janett Humphries, 63, had argued for home detention because she has Alzheimer's disease, a diagnosis confirmed by her psychiatrist, who testified at the downtown sentencing under subpoena. Superior Court Judge Stephen A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The FBI and the inspector general of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have launched inquiries into the role that MTA board member Martin Ludlow played in a development project. The contractor for the project, a bus yard, was RAD Jefferson. Ludlow, who is also a Los Angeles city councilman, was disqualified from voting on the project as an MTA board member by state conflict of interest laws because he had received a $500 contribution to his council campaign from an affiliated firm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
A judge sentenced former Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow on Friday to three years' probation and $45,000 in fines and costs for conspiring to illegally divert school employees union funds to his 2003 election campaign. Ludlow escaped jail time by agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors and pleading guilty on March 8 to a felony count of conspiring to violate the city's $500 limit on campaign contributions and two misdemeanor counts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Former Los Angeles City Councilman and labor leader Martin Ludlow has agreed to plead guilty to a criminal conspiracy that secretly diverted union money to his 2003 council campaign, officials said Friday. Faced with embezzlement and coverup allegations that include backdating records and passing an envelope of unreported cash to a campaign worker, Ludlow will pay fines and restitution of $186,000 and accept a four-year ban from public office and a 13-year prohibition on leading a union.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Federal and local authorities are investigating whether leaders of a Los Angeles union for school workers misappropriated union money and improperly funded efforts to elect Martin Ludlow to the City Council in 2003, labor officials said. The investigation by the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2005 | Steve Hymon and Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writers
The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor will hold an election July 18 to pick a new chief after about 500 delegates failed Monday night to unanimously approve City Councilman Martin Ludlow for the job. Ludlow was, however, appointed the federation's interim leader as of July 1 after the sudden resignation Monday of the interim secretary-treasurer and veteran political director Charles Lester.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2003 | Daren Briscoe, Times Staff Writer
Two newly elected members of the Los Angeles City Council got a head start on their official duties Saturday during swearing-in ceremonies in their districts and a community cleanup event in El Sereno. Although they formally take office Tuesday, Councilmen-elect Martin Ludlow, who will represent the 10th District that includes Koreatown and the Crenshaw district, and Antonio Villaraigosa, of the 14th District that takes in the Eastside, spent the day setting the tone for their upcoming terms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2006 | Joe Mozingo, Times Staff Writer
The former president of the union local that represents Los Angeles school workers was convicted Friday of two counts of conspiracy and two counts of perjury for a scheme to illegally divert union funds to former City Councilman Martin Ludlow's 2003 campaign. Janett Humphries, 63, who was president of Service Employees International Union Local 99, sobbed after hearing the verdicts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2006 | Joe Mathews, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has called Martin Ludlow a "good man" who "is like a son to me." Assemblywoman Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) allows Ludlow to use her name to raise money to pay off his legal bills. Ludlow and longtime L.A. lobbyist Maureen Kindel have exchanged a draft proposal for a program for helping at-risk students.
OPINION
July 25, 2006
IT'S PERFECTLY LEGAL for former Los Angeles city councilman and admitted felon Martin Ludlow to form a committee to raise money to pay his legal expenses, even though raising and spending money was what got him into trouble in the first place. And it's perfectly legal for some of the city's top officials to headline a reception in Holmby Hills, where donors were asked to pay up to $4,000 a pop for the privilege of rubbing shoulders with decision-makers. And with Ludlow. It's legal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge sentenced former Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow on Monday to five years' probation and 2,000 hours of community service, and ordered him to return $36,400 diverted from a school employees union to his 2003 election campaign. The sentence by U.S. District Judge Manuel Real followed Ludlow's recent guilty plea to a charge of conspiring to embezzle union funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
Before accepting former Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow's guilty plea Tuesday for conspiracy to embezzle union funds, a federal judge delivered a lengthy grilling and warned he is not bound by a bargain Ludlow worked out with prosecutors in hopes of avoiding prison time. U.S. District Judge Manuel Real set sentencing for June 5.
MAGAZINE
March 26, 2006
Angelenos' opinions of union leaders and elected politicians took a plunge when Martin Ludlow, a former L.A. City Council member and ex-head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, pleaded guilty to a felony charge that he conspired to illegally steer union money to his 2003 campaign. Ludlow apologized for his mistakes, vowed to spend the rest of his life "being a better man" and agreed to cooperate with authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Union delegates used a voice vote Monday night to elect Martin Ludlow secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. He was sworn in after the vote. Later this week, Ludlow will head to Chicago for the national convention of the AFL-CIO. Several major member unions -- including the Service Employees International Union and the Teamsters -- have threatened to break away from the AFL-CIO.
MAGAZINE
March 26, 2006
Angelenos' opinions of union leaders and elected politicians took a plunge when Martin Ludlow, a former L.A. City Council member and ex-head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, pleaded guilty to a felony charge that he conspired to illegally steer union money to his 2003 campaign. Ludlow apologized for his mistakes, vowed to spend the rest of his life "being a better man" and agreed to cooperate with authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge that he conspired with the head of a school workers union to illegally funnel union funds into his 2003 council campaign. Under the terms of a plea bargain, Ludlow, when he is sentenced April 21, will shoulder $40,000 in fines and court costs and accept a four-year ban on holding elected office and three years' probation.
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