LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California actual property developer pleaded responsible on Thursday in a money-laundering case that concerned offering unlawful contributions to the campaigns of six Los Angeles politicians.
Samuel Leung, 70, entered a plea to conspiracy to commit marketing campaign cash laundering, the Los Angeles Instances reported.
The Torrance-based developer was sentenced to 5 years’ probation and 500 hours of neighborhood service and pays an as-yet-undetermined quantity in restitution.
The Instances had reported that starting in 2009, greater than 100 individuals and firms with ties to Leung made greater than $600,000 in political donations whereas his six-story condominium challenge was being reviewed.
The scheme concerned illegally reimbursing the donors, which included Leung’s relations and employees, the Instances stated.
The condominium challenge received metropolis approval in 2015 and the constructing, known as the Sea Breeze, opened final 12 months within the Harbor Gateway space.
The donations went to campaigns of politicians together with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, County Supervisor Janice Hahn when she was on the Metropolis Council and Metropolis Councilman Joe Buscaino, who changed her in representing the Harbor Gateway neighborhood.