LOS ANGELES — A former mayor of a Los Angeles suburb has pleaded guilty to two felony counts in a case where he was indicted for allegedly accepting bribes from a real estate developer.
The Pasadena Star News reports (http://bit.ly/1bPdcOw) ex-Rosemead Mayor John Tran pleaded guilty on Monday to attempted witness tampering and making a false statement to the FBI. Tran is scheduled to be sentenced in April and federal prosecutors will recommend a sentence of up to two years in prison.
Prosecutors originally charged Tran with bribery and he later pleaded guilty to taking three payments totaling more than $10,000 while he was a city councilman and later mayor from a property developer who later became an FBI informant. Tran later changed his plea to not guilty after saying new information could have discredited the developer.
Information from: Pasadena Star-News, http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/