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August 14, 1990
The city of Los Angeles filed a lawsuit Monday against Bishop H.H. Brookins that seeks to recover $48,259 in city rent subsidies that were paid to a poverty program run by the bishop. The Superior Court suit alleges that Brookins, a leader of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and longtime mentor to Mayor Tom Bradley, concealed his ownership of the South Los Angeles building from the city in the mid-1980s to qualify for the rent funds.
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October 13, 1991 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the last three years, scandals swirling around Mayor Tom Bradley's Administration have exposed fundamental weaknesses in a local political system once touted as a model of clean government, according to ethics experts, political scientists and elected officials. "It was mythology . . . sold to generations of Angelenos," said Eric Shockman of USC's Unruh Institute of Politics. "We are not 'the city on the hill.'
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1990 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing conflict-of-interest concerns, city officials said Monday that they have cut off funding to a poverty program formerly headed by Bishop H. H. Brookins and housed in an office complex he secretly owned and renovated with city funds. The action was taken following inquiries from The Times about the 10-year-old South Los Angeles Development Corp., which has received more than $500,000 in federal funds through the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1990
The city of Los Angeles filed a lawsuit Monday against Bishop H.H. Brookins that seeks to recover $48,259 in city rent subsidies that were paid to a poverty program run by the bishop. The Superior Court suit alleges that Brookins, a leader of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and longtime mentor to Mayor Tom Bradley, concealed his ownership of the South Los Angeles building from the city in the mid-1980s to qualify for the rent funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1990 | GLENN F. BUNTING and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A city report has concluded that Los Angeles is owed about $48,000 in rent paid for space in a office complex that was secretly owned by Bishop H. H. Brookins, The Times learned Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1990 | GLENN F. BUNTING and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
City officials on Wednesday canceled an $87,142-a-year contract with a troubled South Los Angeles education program that operates out of an office building owned by Bishop H.H. Brookins. Responding to the findings of an investigation of Brookins and the program, a City Council committee agreed to let the contract with the South Los Angeles Development Corp. expire effective today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1990 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The district attorney's office erred when it dropped a criminal investigation of Bishop H.H. Brookins on grounds that the three-year statute of limitations for fraud and embezzlement had elapsed, city officials said Thursday. Deputy City Atty. Frank Orozco said the statute did not expire until 1989, well after allegations that Brookins disguised his ownership of an office complex to obtain a $336,000 government renovation loan were referred to the district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1991 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the last three years, scandals swirling around Mayor Tom Bradley's Administration have exposed fundamental weaknesses in a local political system once touted as a model of clean government, according to ethics experts, political scientists and elected officials. "It was mythology . . . sold to generations of Angelenos," said Eric Shockman of USC's Unruh Institute of Politics. "We are not 'the city on the hill.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1990 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City investigators have found that on two separate occasions Bishop H. H. Brookins disguised his ownership of a run-down office complex to obtain controversial government renovation loans, according to a report that will be considered today by the City Council. The Times reported in February that Brookins received an initial $238,000 loan of federal poverty funds in 1982 through a non-existent California church corporation that was listed as the building's owner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1985 | ROXANE ARNOLD and RON HARRIS, Times Staff Writers
Rev. H. H. Brookins 'I've seen it all. And I've been a part of 80% of it.' The Rev. H.H. Brookins, the freewheeling bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, has played impresario to some of the biggest acts in California politics. He is, by various accounts, the man who reigned for years as kingmaker to some of the state's most powerful black politicians, the man who plucked a dull Tom Bradley out of nowhere, the man who played mentor to Jesse Jackson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1990 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The district attorney's office erred when it dropped a criminal investigation of Bishop H.H. Brookins on grounds that the three-year statute of limitations for fraud and embezzlement had elapsed, city officials said Thursday. Deputy City Atty. Frank Orozco said the statute did not expire until 1989, well after allegations that Brookins disguised his ownership of an office complex to obtain a $336,000 government renovation loan were referred to the district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1990 | GLENN F. BUNTING and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
City officials on Wednesday canceled an $87,142-a-year contract with a troubled South Los Angeles education program that operates out of an office building owned by Bishop H.H. Brookins. Responding to the findings of an investigation of Brookins and the program, a City Council committee agreed to let the contract with the South Los Angeles Development Corp. expire effective today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1990 | GLENN F. BUNTING and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A city report has concluded that Los Angeles is owed about $48,000 in rent paid for space in a office complex that was secretly owned by Bishop H. H. Brookins, The Times learned Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1990 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing conflict-of-interest concerns, city officials said Monday that they have cut off funding to a poverty program formerly headed by Bishop H. H. Brookins and housed in an office complex he secretly owned and renovated with city funds. The action was taken following inquiries from The Times about the 10-year-old South Los Angeles Development Corp., which has received more than $500,000 in federal funds through the city.
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August 16, 1992 | NINA J. EASTON, Nina J. Easton is the magazine's staff writer. Her last story explored the impact of absent fathers on the American family.
TALK ABOUT GALL: THE REV. CECIL MURRAY IS CONSUMED WITH the revitalization of South-Central Los Angeles, now a checkerboard of charred ruins, and this prim young woman in pink linen sits on his couch wanting help in launching her toddler's show-biz career.
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