The news is out: [A former Los Angeles lawmaker was sentenced to 14 months in prison on Monday for obstructing a corruption investigation related to his receiving improper gifts, such as cash and the services of female escorts.
One-time City Councilman Mitchell Englander, 50, is scheduled to surrender to federal authorities on June 1, when he’ll start serving at least 85 percent of that term, a Department of Justice spokesman said.
“I give no excuses, I own what I did and take responsibility 100 percent,” Englander told U.S. District Court Judge John F. Walter.
“I apologize to the court, to the FBI, to the community, my former constituents, and more importantly to my family, my wife, my daughters.”
Englander had represented L.A. City Council District 12 — covering the San Fernando Valley neighborhoods of Granada Hills, Chatsworth and Northridge — from July 2011 until his abrupt resignation at the end of 2018.]
Voters have a gift to pick criminals as leaders.