The fourth member of the Los Angeles City Council to be detained in recent years has been arrested on suspicion of financial wrongdoing.
Curren Price, a council member, was accused of participating in a pay-to-play operation on Tuesday. He has not yet been scheduled for arraignment.
“A thorough investigation into claims of public corruption led to today’s accusations against Councilman Curren Price. District Attorney George Gascón stated on Tuesday that the alleged behaviour “undermines the credibility of our government and erodes the confidence of the public in our elected officials.”