The Cudahy City Council hired the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton to represent its members in a criminal investigation. Conflict-of-interest laws prohibit taxpayer money from being used for the personal benefit of council members.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ruled that there is evidence that a crime occurred when the Cudahy City Council hired a prominent downtown law firm to advise it on a criminal investigation in 2001.
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