Ex-Cudahy councilman gets 3 years for extortion

Ex-Cudahy councilman Osvaldo Conde sentenced to three years for corruption.
Ex-Cudahy councilman Osvaldo Conde sentenced to three years for corruption. City of Cudahy

An ex-Cudahy councilman is going to prison for three years for shaking down a businessman who wanted to open a medical marijuana dispensary.

Osvaldo Conde was the last of three former city officials sentenced in the federal case exposing widespread corruption in Cudahy, a small city south of Downtown Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Times says Conde's sentence on Monday was much less than the seven years recommended by prosecutors.

Former Mayor David Silva was sentenced last month to a year in prison. Former acting city manager and code enforcement chief Angel Perales was placed on five years' probation.
Prosecutors say the defendants, received bribes that were paid in exchange for supporting the opening of a pot dispensary.

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