Former Santa Fe Springs Mayor Accepts Medical Marijuana Bribes

 by lucy

Former Santa Fe Springs, CA Mayor Joseph Serrano Sr. has plead guilty to one count of felony bribery.  Serrano accepted $11,500 in cash from a medical marijuana collective owner who was acting as an informant for the FBI.

Serrano asked a dispensary owner to give him money in exchange for information about the city’s plans to regulate dispensaries.  In addition, the US attorney’s office released that Serrano vowed to use his position as mayor to convince the city to allow the the informant’s dispensary to remain in operation in Santa Fe Springs.

Serrano faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

This comes after a similar medical marijuana bribery case in Cudahy, CA.  In that case, 3 city officials were found to have accepted $17,000 from an FBI informant in exchange for supporting the opening of a medical marijuana collective in the city.

The US attorney’s office declined to comment on whether the informant in both Santa Fe Springs and Cudahy was the same person.



5 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    said on Jun 28, 2012

    dam looks bad for california

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    fredec96 said on Jun 29, 2012

    the fuckin DEA trying to make a bad name for Medical Marijuana, screw them

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    Elvers said on Jun 30, 2012

    they the fed puts money under your nose and you take it it's your ass that's what hap'end to Delorian.!! he took the bribe it was entrapment but they play that game very well and get away with it. In his case it was coke. too bad he could have refused it and walked away in booth cases. And no it's not a first, there all over the place. President Nixon in water gate is one I remember well., for greedy politicians and there were a few others even the Iran, Contra affair back in the 80's that screwed a lot of politicians back then.

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    420PoPz said on Jul 1, 2012

    why doesn't this surprise me?…
    It wasn't an actual collective that bribed, it's just makes us all look bad…Feds and politicians seem to have their own agenda…

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