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March 11, 1998 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An administrator in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and an independent food contractor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to bribery charges involving padded contracts for millions of dollars in jail food. Fredrick Gaio, a high-ranking civilian employee in the Sheriff's Department's $20-million food operation, and food contractor Rick Hodgin were arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court on accusations that they participated in a pattern of corruption spanning at least two years. Deputy Dist.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1998 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An administrator in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and an independent food contractor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to bribery charges involving padded contracts for millions of dollars in jail food. Fredrick Gaio, a high-ranking civilian employee in the Sheriff's Department's $20-million food operation, and food contractor Rick Hodgin were arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court on accusations that they participated in a pattern of corruption spanning at least two years. Deputy Dist.
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March 2, 1998 | JOSH MEYER and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Cracking a conspiracy costing taxpayers untold sums, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has arrested one of its administrators and an independent food contractor on bribery charges involving millions of dollars in padded contracts for jail food, authorities said. A 15-month investigation--triggered by a series in The Times in late 1996--uncovered a pattern of corruption spanning at least two years, officials said. At the center of the alleged scheme to manipulate contracts was the No.
NEWS
March 2, 1998 | JOSH MEYER and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Cracking a conspiracy costing taxpayers untold sums, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has arrested one of its administrators and an independent food contractor on bribery charges involving millions of dollars in padded contracts for jail food, authorities said. A 15-month investigation--triggered by a series in The Times in late 1996--uncovered a pattern of corruption spanning at least two years, officials said. At the center of the alleged scheme to manipulate contracts was the No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1998 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerned that the arrest of two men in an alleged bribery scheme may signal more fundamental management problems within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to order a review of all the department's contracting procedures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few crime-fighting tools are as valuable as the snitch. Take the success of the county hotline to report cheating government employees and contractors, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Its creator, county Supervisor Mike Antonovich, boasts that tipsters have led to over 3,500 fraud investigations in a decade. After completing those investigations, authorities have taken actions ranging from a reprimand to criminal charges against workers in more than 1,200 cases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1998 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge sentenced a former Sheriff's Department official and the businessman who bribed him to multiyear prison terms Monday, saying the scheme for which they were convicted was the worst example of governmental corruption he has seen during his 26 years on the bench. Sheriff's assistant food-service chief Fredrick Gaio and food vendor Rick Hodgin listened impassively as Superior Court Judge Curtis B.
NEWS
March 3, 1998 | TINA DAUNT and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
His health is poor, he faces the most contentious election of his long career and on Monday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block, 73, found himself at the center of continuing controversy over his management of the department. "It's always been a given that the Los Angeles County sheriff would be reelected," said Jeffrey W. Monical, a political consultant who works with various peace officer associations in the Los Angeles area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1998 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a case that has become an issue in Sheriff Sherman Block's bid for reelection, a jury Wednesday convicted a former sheriff's administrator and an outside accomplice of accepting and giving bribes as part of a scheme involving millions of dollars in padded contracts for jail food.
NEWS
November 3, 1996 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a law enforcement agency too poor to keep tens of thousands of criminals in jail, these are the unlikely signs of poverty: Los Angeles County inmates sip "premium" coffee and eat chicken perhaps better suited for hotel catering. Administrators spend hundreds of thousands of dollars propping up computers they consider "expensive" and "outdated." Sheriff Sherman Block has three Mercury Grand Marquis sedans at his disposal, including a new $27,000 model gathering dust until his others wear down.
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