On Monday, federal charges led to the arrest of a former local councilman in California, reported CBS News.

Accusations suggest that he, along with a business associate, paid $70,000 in bribes, which were allegedly given to a member of the Baldwin Park City Council to secure their support and votes for commercial cannabis permits.

Authorities from the U.S. Attorney's Office have arrested Isaac Jacob Galvan (36), who had served on the Compton City Council from 2013 until May 2022.

On Monday, Yichang Bai (50) from Arcadia, the owner and operator of W&F International Corp., an import-export business based in Diamond Bar, was also apprehended by special agents from the FBI and IRS Criminal Investigation. Bai is accused of facilitating the scheme and was a consulting client of Galvan.

Galvan and Bai have been indicted on charges of conspiracy, bribery and eight counts of wire fraud.

According to Assistant Director Donald Always of the FBI's Los Angeles Field Office, Galvan has been arrested for leveraging his authoritative role to unlawfully offer bribes …

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