Here's MORE TRUTH! L.A. City Hall, and therefore L.A. City, is run by an organized crime ring (and Villar and Montiel are in the same crew.) Here is only ONE of the ways they hand off YOUR TAXPAYER MONEY to each other. (Things are getting messy, though with the L.A. Crew. FBI is crawling ALL OVER L.A. City Hall..VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS!!! And, Richard Alatorre was questioned by the FBI, this year, over a million dollar "consulting fee" from ADI developer. (SAME CREW, AS VILLAR/MONTIEL, Y'ALL! Isn't that RIGHT, L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich. BOY, did HE find out the hard way, that naive, compliant and complicit chump.)
Mayor Knew About Payout to Fired Housing Authority Chief
UPDATE: [9:32 p.m.] - Questions have arisen whether the mayor's staff was aware of the amount of Rudy Montiel's settlement. Deputy Mayor Sarah Sheahan told the Los Angeles Times, "The commission made our staff aware they were working towards a settlement. But we were not consulted about the settlement. We didn't know the final dollar figure." However, earlier today the board chair of the housing authority commission, Mitch Kamin, told SoCal Connected in an e-mail, "The general terms including the amount were shared with the [mayor's] staff." Kamin was appointed by the mayor. Meanwhile, interim chief Ken Simmons has stated that he will resign as CEO at the mayor's request. Story here.
4:58 p.m. - KCET's SoCal Connected has learned that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa knew about but authorized a $1.2 million settlement package for fired housing authority chief Rudolf "Rudy" Montiel, according to city officials.
A representative of the mayor's office told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that Villaraigosa, who is on business in Asia, was unaware of the settlement and severance package.
But the mayor's deputy chief of staff, Matt "Bozo" Szabo, has contradicted that account.
"The mayor was absolutely aware and authorized the settlement in this matter," Bozo-Szabo told SoCal Connected. "Although he may not have been briefed on every detail of the settlement, he certainly authorized and encouraged the chairman of the board to move forward with the settlement so that the agency could end an unfortunate chapter and move forward."(*And because Rudy is high up on the L.A. organize mafia crime ring ladder.) *=parody comment
In March multiple media reports, including a SoCal Connected investigation, revealed top officials in the Los Angeles Housing Authority, the beleaguered agency charged with housing the city's poorest residents, had been running up questionable charges on the public's dime. Two commissioners and then-CEO Montiel were ousted in response.
Last weekend the Times reported the housing authority had agreed to pay Montiel a severance package that included a legal settlement of $645,000 and a severance payment of about $540,000 for 18 months pay and back interest.
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