LOS ANGELES (AP) — After many requests from city leaders, California State Controller John Chiang will audit Cudahy (CUD'-uh-hay), the small Los Angeles-area city where corruption led to the conviction of three former city officials.
Chiang announced the audit in a letter Tuesday.
Mayor Jack Guerrero tells the Los Angeles Times (lat.ms/17Mlzu3) he's encouraged by the news and it's a "significant milestone for the city. Guerrero and his vice-mayor had been making requests for months to the state for an audit after a federal bribery investigation revealed broad corruption among some of their predecessors.
Former Mayor David Silva, a former councilman and another official were convicted for their roles in the payment of cash bribes from a businessman in exchange for supporting a new pot dispensary. Silva was sentenced to a year in prison.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com