Former Los Angeles Metropolis Councilmember Mitchell Englander pleads responsible to obstructing investigation into Metropolis Corridor corruption

Former Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitchell Englander pleads guilty to obstructing investigation into City Hall corruption

LOS ANGELES (KABC) – Former Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell Englander, pleaded guilty to the city on Tuesday.

Englander is among the four defendants who agreed to plead guilty to the ongoing Los Angeles City Hall investigation that entangled City Councilor Jose Huizar. Englander is the third to officially plead before a judge.

Huizar is scheduled to be indicted later this month.

Englanders may face up to five years imprisonment for falsifying material facts, although, according to the U.S. Attorney General, the prosecutor's recommendation does not recommend more than three years in his plea.

Englander was seen in a video filmed by the Los Angeles Daily News that left the court on Tuesday and didn't speak to any media.

According to the indictment, the nameless businessman involved in the case wanted to improve his business opportunities in Los Angeles. The businessman worked with the FBI on the investigation.

Englander was taken into custody on March 9 after he was named on seven charges in a charge returned by a large jury on January 16, according to prosecutors.

At first, he was accused of having participated in a program of falsification of facts, making false statements three times, and manipulating witnesses three times.

His hearing is scheduled for September 28th.

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