Prosecutors said Leung, 67, and David, 58, recruited family members, employees and others to act as straw donors to funnel money to local politicians in an effort to have his property rezoned to allow homes to be built. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council rezoned the property on Sepulveda Boulevard in 2015.
"We see too much fearfulness by elected officials and neighborhood leaders and others that if you provide services to the homeless, if you build housing for the homeless, somehow that's going to create additional problems for the neighborhood," Krekorian, whose district stretches from Studio City to Sun Valley, said at the news conference. "I'm here to say, this is the solution to problems in the neighborhood."
"I get that we have a crisis here," said Angela McGregor, a member of the Oxford Triangle Assn., a neighborhood group in Venice. "But I think that we need to take a step back and realize that these regulations existed for pretty good reasons. Just because we're having a crisis doesn't mean that those reasons go away."
At Friday hearing, judge declined to impose bail on real estate developer Samuel Leung, but said he must surrender his passport, remain in Southern California and only use his true name in financial transactions. Arraignment was postponed to April 11.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".