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4 LA Council members to pay fines for free tickets

Los Angeles Council members Eric Garcetti, Jose Huizar, Herb Wesson and Tony Cardenas are set to be fined for accepting free tickets to various Hollywood award shows.

April 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Four Los Angeles City Council members will pay thousands of dollars in fines for accepting free tickets to Hollywood awards shows.

Tuesday, the City Ethics Commission is expected to approve $13,000 in fines for Eric Garcetti, Jose Huizar, Herb Wesson and Tony Cardenas.

Garcetti and Huizar will pay the fines for attending the Academy Awards.

Wesson's fine is for the BET Awards, and Cardenas will pay for accepting tickets to the Emmy Awards.

The fines come a week after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa agreed to pay nearly $42,000 for failing to disclose free tickets.