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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1991
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved a $5-million buyout of the controversial Sheridan Manor housing project, which has been the focus of a political corruption investigation involving Mayor Tom Bradley. The council, on a 10-1 vote, approved the buyout of developer Jerome Steinbaum, who has reportedly lost about $2.4 million on the low-income housing project in the Koreatown and MacArthur Park districts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1992 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprise move, a developer and fund-raiser for Mayor Tom Bradley settled a longstanding labor violation case Thursday just as his trial was to begin on charges that he cheated workers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars on a city redevelopment project. Harold R. Washington Jr. pleaded no contest to 33 misdemeanor violations of state laws requiring that workers on public works projects be paid prevailing wages.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Tuite, the departing head of the Community Redevelopment Agency, said Wednesday that there was no conflict of interest in his sending letters to the City Council and the mayor's office on behalf of a CRA project for which he had once been a lobbyist. Tuite said he removed himself from any involvement in decisions on the project "in order to make sure there wasn't a hint of favoritism." "It was all out on the table," he added.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1991 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A developer who figures in a Los Angeles corruption probe collected questionable campaign donations for Mayor Tom Bradley while seeking approval for a city-subsidized housing development, records and interviews show. Developer-consultant Harold R. Washington arranged $3,500 in donations for Bradley's 1989 reelection campaign, The Times found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH and JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
During his tenure as head of the Community Redevelopment Agency, John Tuite sent letters to the Los Angeles City Council and the mayor's office urging approval of a CRA project for which he had once been a paid lobbyist, The Times has learned. The two letters, written in April, 1988, recommend council approval of a $600,000 CRA loan for the Sheridan Manor housing project, now the subject of a Los Angeles Police Department corruption investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH and JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two police informants involved in a controversial real estate deal said Thursday they were questioned extensively by Los Angeles police detectives in what appeared to be a wide-ranging corruption investigation of local political figures, including Mayor Tom Bradley. The police "said they were attacking the system," said Stanley Washington, a Pasadena real estate developer who has been granted immunity from prosecution in the probe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1991 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A developer who figures in a Los Angeles corruption probe collected questionable campaign donations for Mayor Tom Bradley while seeking approval for a city-subsidized housing development, records and interviews show. Developer-consultant Harold R. Washington arranged $3,500 in donations for Bradley's 1989 reelection campaign, The Times found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1991 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles redevelopment officials Monday proposed a multimillion-dollar city buyout of a controversial low-income housing development that is the focus of a political corruption investigation involving one of Mayor Tom Bradley's campaign fund-raisers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1992 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprise move, a developer and fund-raiser for Mayor Tom Bradley settled a longstanding labor violation case Thursday just as his trial was to begin on charges that he cheated workers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars on a city redevelopment project. Harold R. Washington Jr. pleaded no contest to 33 misdemeanor violations of state laws requiring that workers on public works projects be paid prevailing wages.
NEWS
March 18, 1991 | RICH CONNELL and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley has repeatedly intervened with city and federal agencies to help a campaign fund-raiser whose housing developments figure prominently in an expanding political corruption probe, records and interviews show. Bradley's efforts on behalf of developer Harold R. Washington, The Times found, have spanned at least the last seven years and primarily involved city-subsidized, low-income housing projects proposed or built by Washington and his associates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1991
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved a $5-million buyout of the controversial Sheridan Manor housing project, which has been the focus of a political corruption investigation involving Mayor Tom Bradley. The council, on a 10-1 vote, approved the buyout of developer Jerome Steinbaum, who has reportedly lost about $2.4 million on the low-income housing project in the Koreatown and MacArthur Park districts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1991 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles redevelopment officials Monday proposed a multimillion-dollar city buyout of a controversial low-income housing development that is the focus of a political corruption investigation involving one of Mayor Tom Bradley's campaign fund-raisers.
NEWS
March 18, 1991 | RICH CONNELL and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley has repeatedly intervened with city and federal agencies to help a campaign fund-raiser whose housing developments figure prominently in an expanding political corruption probe, records and interviews show. Bradley's efforts on behalf of developer Harold R. Washington, The Times found, have spanned at least the last seven years and primarily involved city-subsidized, low-income housing projects proposed or built by Washington and his associates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Tuite, the departing head of the Community Redevelopment Agency, said Wednesday that there was no conflict of interest in his sending letters to the City Council and the mayor's office on behalf of a CRA project for which he had once been a lobbyist. Tuite said he removed himself from any involvement in decisions on the project "in order to make sure there wasn't a hint of favoritism." "It was all out on the table," he added.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH and JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
During his tenure as head of the Community Redevelopment Agency, John Tuite sent letters to the Los Angeles City Council and the mayor's office urging approval of a CRA project for which he had once been a paid lobbyist, The Times has learned. The two letters, written in April, 1988, recommend council approval of a $600,000 CRA loan for the Sheridan Manor housing project, now the subject of a Los Angeles Police Department corruption investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH and JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two police informants involved in a controversial real estate deal said Thursday they were questioned extensively by Los Angeles police detectives in what appeared to be a wide-ranging corruption investigation of local political figures, including Mayor Tom Bradley. The police "said they were attacking the system," said Stanley Washington, a Pasadena real estate developer who has been granted immunity from prosecution in the probe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1991 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A developer of the controversial Sheridan Manor housing project was convicted of wage violations and fined $500,000 Friday after agreeing to cooperate in local, state and federal investigations into "possible public corruption" related to Los Angeles development contracts. Details of developer Jerome Steinbaum's plea-bargain arrangement were disclosed by the city attorney's office during Municipal Court proceedings.
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