LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Eyewitness News has learned that an attorney retained by the Los Angeles County counsel's office is calling on the District Attorney to investigate and prosecute Sheriff Alex Villanueva for allegedly filing a false report about the county's top executive.
Attorney Lawrence Middleton says Villanueva filed a false police report about county CEO Sachi Hamai, saying her service on the United Way's board of directors violated conflict of interest laws.
Hamai never received a salary from United Way and had resigned from its board of directors. Villanueva filed a report with the state attorney general about Hamai
Middleton says the sheriff knew the report was false.
Eyewitness News was unable to reach the sheriff for comment.