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Former Cudahy mayor to plead guilty in bribery case

David Silva, former mayor of Cudahy, is seen in this undated file photo.
July 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The former mayor of Cudahy and the one-time city manager have agreed to plead guilty to bribery and extortion charges.

Ex-Mayor David Silva, 61, and former City Manager Angel Perales, 43, are accused of taking money in exchange for approving a medical marijuana dispensary. They each face up to 30 years in prison.

In exchange for their pleas, Silva and Perales won't face additional charges as long as they copped to them.

The men were arrested last month, along with Councilman Osvaldo Conde, who is also facing one count of bribery. The arrests came after an investigation into an alleged plan to approve a pot collective. The three men solicited and accepted $17,000 after several meetings with a dispensary owner who was working as an FBI informant.

All three are scheduled to appear in court July 19.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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