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Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar Arrested Following Investigation Into Alleged ‘Pay-To-Play’ Scheme




 Los Angeles Councilman Jose Huizar speaks on the steps of City Hall during the
Los Angeles Councilman Jose Huizar speaks on the steps of City Hall during the "Forward on Climate" rally to call on President Obama to take strong action on the climate crisis on February 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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A Los Angeles City Council member who has been under the cloud of a federal corruption investigation was arrested early Tuesday, the FBI said.

Councilman Jose Huizar was taken into custody without incident at his Boyle Heights home, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. The mayor and other city leaders have been calling for Huizar to resign since his former special assistant agreed to plead guilty in a $1 million bribery scheme involving real estate developers. The Los Angeles U.S. attorney scheduled a late-morning press conference to discuss the arrest. 

Read more on this developing story here from KPCC/LAist reporter Libby Denkmann.

With files from the Associated Press

Guest:

Aaron Mendelson, KPCC/LAist senior investigative reporter; he tweets @a_mendelson